23 days in Indiana Itinerary

23 days in Indiana Itinerary

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23 days in Indiana Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Train:  1​h 30​min
1
South Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Fort Wayne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Indianapolis
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Bloomington
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Terre Haute
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Vincennes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Evansville
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
night
South Bend

South Bend ©
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, see the interesting displays at RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Linton's Enchanted Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Washington Park Zoo, take an in-depth tour of Barker Mansion, and then take in the pleasant sights at The Riverwalk.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our South Bend trip itinerary planner .

Chicago to South Bend is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. March in South Bend sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in South Bend

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Elkhart, Michigan City, The Riverwalk
Highlights from your plan
Linton's Enchanted Gardens ©
Linton's Enchanted Gardens
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes ©
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes
RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum ©
RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum

3
nights
Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne ©
Fort Wayne is a city in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Allen County Public Library and Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory. Get out of town with these interesting Fort Wayne side-trips: Grissom Air Museum (in Peru) and Pokagon State Park (in Angola). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at Room to Escape, examine the collection at National Automotive and Truck Museum (NATMUS), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and look for gifts at DeBrand Fine Chocolates.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Wayne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from South Bend to Fort Wayne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in March, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Country Heritage Winery & Vineyards, Pokagon State Park, Grissom Air Museum, National Automotive and Truck Museum (NATMUS)
Highlights from your plan
Allen County Public Library ©
Allen County Public Library
Room to Escape ©
Room to Escape

2
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city in and the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, located 63mi northwest of Indianapolis and 105mi southeast of Chicago. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Samara House, then deepen your understanding at Purdue University, then explore the world behind art at Haan Museum of Indiana Art, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Columbian Park Zoo, contemplate the long history of Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Shades State Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Lafayette journey planner .

Traveling by car from Fort Wayne to Lafayette takes 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Lafayette are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

West Lafayette, Shades State Park, Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum
Highlights from your plan
Haan Museum of Indiana Art ©
Haan Museum of Indiana Art
Room Escape Games
Samara House ©
Samara House

5
nights
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monon Trail and Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Explore Indianapolis' surroundings by going to Perfect North Slopes (in Lawrenceburg), Madison (Lanier Mansion State Historic Site, Jefferson County Historical Society, & more) and Falls of the Ohio State Park (in Clarksville). And it doesn't end there: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, immerse yourself in nature at Mounds State Park, don't miss a visit to USS Indianapolis Memorial, and walk around Eagle Creek Park.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis trip planner.

You can drive from Lafayette to Indianapolis in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Bloomington.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Madison, Perfect North Slopes, Monon Trail, Falls of the Ohio State Park, Mounds State Park
Highlights from your plan
Perfect North Slopes ©
Perfect North Slopes
Crown Hill Cemetery ©
Crown Hill Cemetery
Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site ©

3
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like WonderLab and Wilstem. Venture out of the city with trips to Mitchell (Spring Mill State Park & Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial Museum), Bluespring Caverns (in Bedford) and Nashville (Brown County Winery & Nashville). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Oliver Winery and steep yourself in history at T.C. Steele State Historic Site.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bloomington tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Indianapolis to Bloomington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Bloomington can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Terre Haute.

Things to do in Bloomington

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Nashville, Mitchell, Wilstem, Bluespring Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Spring Mill State Park ©
Spring Mill State Park
WonderLab ©
WonderLab
T.C. Steele State Historic Site ©
T.C. Steele State Historic Site

2
nights
Terre Haute

Terre Haute ©
Terre Haute is a city in and the county seat of Vigo County, Indiana, United States, near the state's western border with Illinois. On the 21st (Sat), examine the collection at Clabber Girl Museum, get engrossed in the history at Candles Holocaust Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Exotic Feline Rescue Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Vigo County Courthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Deming Park, then have fun and explore at Terre Haute Childrens Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Swope Art Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Terre Haute trip builder site .

Getting from Bloomington to Terre Haute by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March in Terre Haute, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vincennes.

Things to do in Terre Haute

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Highlights from your plan
Clabber Girl Museum ©
Clabber Girl Museum
Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Deming Park ©
Deming Park

2
nights
Vincennes

Vincennes ©
Vincennes is a city in and the county seat of Knox County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of George Rogers Clark National Historical Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Cathedral Church. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Indiana Military Museum, steep yourself in history at Grouseland (William Henry Harrison Mansion), and then examine the collection at Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vincennes online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Terre Haute to Vincennes in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Terre Haute to Vincennes is minus 1 hour. March in Vincennes sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Evansville.

Things to do in Vincennes

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jasper Gift Basket and Popcorn Company
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Evansville

Evansville ©
Evansville is a city in and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States. Explore hidden gems such as USS LST Ship Memorial and Monastery Immaculate conception. Get out of town with these interesting Evansville side-trips: Santa Claus (Santa Claus Christmas Store & Santa Claus Museum), Squire Boone Caverns (in Mauckport) and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (in Lincoln City). Next up on the itinerary: get lost in a book at Willard Library, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Evansville, and take an in-depth tour of Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Evansville travel planner .

Traveling by car from Vincennes to Evansville takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Evansville

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Santa Claus, Roofless Church, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Monastery Immaculate conception, Squire Boone Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial ©
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
USS LST Ship Memorial ©
USS LST Ship Memorial
Willard Library ©
Willard Library

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