27 days in Indiana Itinerary

27 days in Indiana Itinerary

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Hammond
— 1 night
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Lafayette
— 5 nights
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Fort Wayne
— 4 nights
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Indianapolis
— 5 nights
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Bloomington
— 4 nights
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Terre Haute
— 4 nights
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Evansville
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Hammond

— 1 night
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): make a trip to Chapel of the Resurrection, don't miss a visit to Century of Progress Architectural District, then explore the galleries of Barker Mansion, and finally admire the majestic nature at Indiana Dunes State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of The John Dillinger Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Lake County Historical Museum, then make a trip to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery, and finally try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hammond itinerary planner.

Chicago to Hammond is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Hammond

Museums · Parks · Casinos · Nature

Side Trips

Lafayette

— 5 nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lafayette: The Monon Connection Museum (in Monon), Carpenter Creek Cellars (in Remington) and Kokomo (Kokomo Automotive Heritage Museum, Seiberling Mansion, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Haan Museum of Indiana Art, do a tasting at Wildcat Creek Winery, examine the collection at Kersting's Cycle Center and Museum, and view the masterpieces at The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lafayette travel route planner.

Getting from Hammond to Lafayette by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In December in Lafayette, expect temperatures between 39°F during the day and 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Wayne

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to South Bend (Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University of Notre Dame, &more), Auburn (Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum & Eckhart Park) and Shiojiri Niwa (in Mishawaka).

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Wayne trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Fort Wayne takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Fort Wayne are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Indianapolis

— 5 nights

Circle City

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.
Explore Indianapolis' surroundings by going to Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. (in Westfield), Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino (in Anderson) and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (in Shelbyville). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, examine the collection at The Eiteljorg Museum, make a trip to Central Canal, and take an in-depth tour of Indiana Historical Society.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis holiday builder.

Drive from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bloomington.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Bloomington: Nashville (Bear Wallow Distillery, Hard Truth Hills, &more), Columbus (The Miller House and Garden & North Christian Church) and The John Hay Center (in Salem). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Oliver Winery, gain insight at Indiana University, admire the landmark architecture of Buskirk-Chumley Theater, and take in the exciting artwork at By Hand Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bloomington driving holiday app.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Bloomington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Terre Haute.

Things to do in Bloomington

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trips

Terre Haute

— 4 nights
Terre Haute is a city in and the county seat of Vigo County, Indiana, United States, near the state's western border with Illinois. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Terre Haute: Rockville (Narrows Bridge, Covered Bridge Art Association Gallery, &more) and Periodic Museum of the Elements (in Greencastle). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Deming Park, admire the striking features of Terre Haute Masonic Temple, get engrossed in the history at Vigo County Historical Society & Museum, and examine the collection at Clabber Girl Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Terre Haute tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Bloomington to Terre Haute in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Terre Haute can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Evansville.

Things to do in Terre Haute

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Evansville

— 3 nights
Evansville is a city in and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States. Explore Evansville's surroundings by going to New Harmony (New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art & Working Men's Institute & Library), Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum (in Rockport) and Santa Claus (Santa Claus Land of Lights & Santa Claus Christmas Store). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Dream Car Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Immaculate conception, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph's Church, and admire the masterpieces at Evansville African American Museum.

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Traveling by car from Terre Haute to Evansville takes 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Terre Haute to Evansville due to the time zone difference. January in Evansville sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Evansville

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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.