27 days in Indiana Itinerary

27 days in Indiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Indiana route planner

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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 12th (Sat): make a trip to Chapel of the Resurrection, admire the landmark architecture of Century of Progress Architectural District, then admire the landmark architecture of Barker Mansion, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The John Dillinger Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Lake County Historical Museum, then don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery, and finally try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our 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, daily temperatures in Hammond can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Hammond

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

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 Lafayette's surroundings by going to Kokomo (Kokomo Automotive Heritage Museum, Seiberling Mansion, &more), The Monon Connection Museum (in Monon) and Carpenter Creek Cellars (in Remington). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Haan Museum of Indiana Art, get a new perspective on nature at Adams Mill, contemplate the long history of The Lane Place, and do a tasting at Wildcat Creek Winery.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lafayette travel route planner.

You can drive from Hammond to Lafayette in 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hammond to Lafayette 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 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Wayne

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Fort Wayne side-trips: Shiojiri Niwa (in Mishawaka), South Bend (Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University of Notre Dame, &more) and Auburn (Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum & Eckhart Park).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fort Wayne route maker app.

You can drive from Lafayette to Fort Wayne in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Fort Wayne are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino (in Anderson), Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. (in Westfield) and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (in Shelbyville). The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, contemplate the long history of Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, take an in-depth tour of Indiana Historical Society, and appreciate the history behind Soldiers & Sailors Monument.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Indianapolis trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bloomington: Columbus (The Miller House and Garden & North Christian Church), Nashville (Bear Wallow Distillery, Hard Truth Hills, &more) and The John Hay Center (in Salem). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Oliver Winery, take an in-depth tour of Gus Grissom Boyhood Home, admire the landmark architecture of Buskirk-Chumley Theater, and contemplate the long history of Brown County Pioneer Museum and Old Log Jail.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bloomington trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Bloomington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bloomington are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to 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. Get out of town with these interesting Terre Haute side-trips: Periodic Museum of the Elements (in Greencastle) and Rockville (Narrows Bridge, Covered Bridge Art Association Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Deming Park, take in the architecture and design of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, explore the world behind art at Swope Art Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Vigo County Courthouse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Terre Haute planning site.

You can drive from Bloomington to Terre Haute in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Terre Haute can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Evansville: Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum (in Rockport), New Harmony (New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art & Working Men's Institute & Library) 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, pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph's Church, get engrossed in the history at Evansville African American Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Immaculate conception.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Evansville tour planning app.

You can drive from Terre Haute to Evansville in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In January in Evansville, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Evansville

Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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.