28 days in Indiana Itinerary

28 days in Indiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Indiana tour planner

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Fly to Indianapolis International Airport, Drive to Bloomington
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Bloomington
— 4 nights
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Santa Claus
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hammond
— 4 nights
Drive
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South Bend
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fort Wayne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Indianapolis
— 5 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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Bloomington

— 4 nights
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. Explore Bloomington's surroundings by going to Terre Haute (Vigo County Courthouse & Stiffy Green the Bulldog), Bear Wallow Distillery (in Nashville) and Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint). There's lots more to do: gain insight at Indiana University, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salt Creek Trail, take in the exciting artwork at By Hand Gallery, and learn about winemaking at Oliver Winery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bloomington trip maker site.

Exeter, UK to Bloomington is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Exeter to Bloomington. August in Bloomington sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Claus.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Santa Claus

— 5 nights
Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Claus: Blue Heron Vineyard & Winery (in Cannelton), Marengo Cave (in Marengo) and Squire Boone Caverns (in Mauckport). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 6th (Thu) at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Indiana Military Museum, cruise along Santa Claus Land of Lights, pause for some photo ops at 1935 Santa Statue, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Immaculate conception.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Claus trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bloomington to Santa Claus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Santa Claus are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hammond.

Things to do in Santa Claus

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Hammond

— 4 nights
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Hammond side-trips: Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk (in Portage), Michigan City (Washington Park Zoo & Michigan City Beach) and Century of Progress Architectural District (in Beverly Shores). The adventure continues: try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond, don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery, walk around Lakefront Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hammond day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Santa Claus to Hammond in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Santa Claus to Hammond, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to South Bend.

Things to do in Hammond

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Casinos

Side Trips

South Bend

— 4 nights
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Change things up with these side-trips from South Bend: Elkhart (RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum & Linton's Enchanted Gardens), Shipshewana (Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park & Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours) and Teaberry Wood Products (in Middlebury). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, take in the architecture and design of University of Notre Dame, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Potawatomi Zoo, and walk around Potato Creek State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the South Bend trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hammond to South Bend takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hammond to South Bend due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in South Bend

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Wayne

— 4 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Wayne: Black Pine Animal Sanctuary (in Albion), Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum (in Auburn) and Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower (in Berne).

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Wayne day trip website.

Drive from South Bend to Fort Wayne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Fort Wayne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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 Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (in Shelbyville), Morse Reservoir (in Cicero) and Anderson (Good's Candy Shop & Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino). There's still lots to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Indianapolis Zoo, make a trip to Monument Circle, and see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos

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.