18 days in Indiana Itinerary

18 days in Indiana Itinerary

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Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport, Drive to Gary
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Gary
— 2 nights
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South Bend
— 4 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bloomington
— 4 nights
Drive to Indianapolis International Airport, Fly to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport

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Gary

— 2 nights
Gary is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States, 25mi from downtown Chicago, Illinois.The population of Gary was 80,294 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in the state of Indiana. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gary Southshore Railcats and Whihala Beach. The adventure continues: stroll around Marquette Park, try your luck at Majestic Star Casino, and make a trip to Gary Aquatorium.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Gary is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Gary: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to South Bend.

Things to do in Gary

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Beaches

Side Trips

South Bend

— 4 nights
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Explore hidden gems such as The History Museum and Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sacred Heart and City Cemetery. When in South Bend, make a side trip to see Fishing Charters & Tours in Saint Joseph, approximately Saint Joseph away. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at South Bend Farmer's Market, stroll around Potato Creek State Park, take in the pleasant sights at River Lights Plaza, and play a few rounds at Warren Golf Course.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the South Bend trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Gary to South Bend takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gary to South Bend. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in South Bend

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Carmel

— 5 nights
Carmel is a suburban city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States, located immediately north of Indianapolis. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections and Kokomo Automotive Heritage Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to James Dean Gallery and Grand Park Sports Campus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carmel: Park Cemetery (in Fairmount) and Seiberling Mansion (in Kokomo). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Peace Water Winery, buy something for everyone on your list at Clay Terrace, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Carmel Old Town Antique Mall, and see the interesting displays at Fanimation Antique Fan Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from South Bend to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Carmel are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bloomington.

Things to do in Carmel

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bloomington

— 4 nights
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University and By Hand Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Buskirk-Chumley Theater and Hinkle-Garton Farmstead are in your itinerary. Step out of Bloomington to go to Martinsville and see Cedar Creek Winery & Brew, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Butler Winery, take an in-depth tour of Monroe County History Center and Research Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at B-Line Trail, and deepen your understanding at Indiana University.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bloomington trip planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Bloomington in 1.5 hours. In July in Bloomington, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bloomington

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Indiana travel guide

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Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.