29 days in Indiana Itinerary

29 days in Indiana Itinerary

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Indianapolis
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Bloomington
— 4 nights
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Terre Haute
— 4 nights
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Evansville
— 4 nights
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Madison
— 4 nights
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Auburn
— 4 nights
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South Bend
— 3 nights
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Hammond
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Indianapolis

— 4 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 Hopwood Cellars Winery (in Zionsville), Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino (in Anderson) and Columbus Area Visitors Center (in Columbus). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Central Canal, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Indianapolis Zoo, and sample the tasty concoctions at Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co..

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Indianapolis visit app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Indianapolis. In December, daytime highs in Indianapolis are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bloomington.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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. state of Indiana. Change things up with these side-trips from Bloomington: Nashville (Bear Wallow Distillery & Brown County State Park), Mitchell (Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial Museum & Spring Mill State Park) and Columbus (Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum & The Miller House and Garden). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Oliver Winery, steep yourself in history at Brown County Pioneer Museum and Old Log Jail, get curious at WonderLab, and gain insight at Indiana University.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bloomington road trip planning website.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Bloomington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bloomington can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Terre Haute.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Terre Haute: Turkey Run State Park (in Marshall), Covered Bridge Art Association Gallery (in Rockville) and Periodic Museum of the Elements (in Greencastle). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Deming Park, get a sense of history and politics at Vigo County Courthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Exotic Feline Rescue Center, and take an in-depth tour of Candles Holocaust Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Terre Haute attractions app.

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 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Evansville.

Things to do in Terre Haute

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Evansville

— 4 nights
Evansville is a city in and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Evansville: Monastery Immaculate conception (in Ferdinand), Santa Claus (Santa Claus Museum & Holiday World & Splashin' Safari) and Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum (in Rockport). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Dream Car Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Sky Zone Trampoline Park, stop by New Harmony Soap Company, and get engrossed in the history at USS LST Ship Memorial.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Evansville travel route planning app.

You can drive from Terre Haute to Evansville in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Terre Haute to Evansville. In December, daytime highs in Evansville are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Madison.

Things to do in Evansville

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Madison

— 4 nights
Madison is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Indiana, United States, along the Ohio River. Venture out of the city with trips to Red Wolf Sanctuary (in Rising Sun), Perfect North Slopes (in Lawrenceburg) and The John Hay Center (in Salem). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Lanthier Winery, admire the majestic nature at Clifty Falls State Park, take an in-depth tour of History Center, and steep yourself in history at Historic District.

Discover how to plan a Madison trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Evansville to Madison by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Evansville to Madison, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Madison can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Madison

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Auburn

— 4 nights
Auburn is a city in DeKalb County, Indiana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Auburn: Satek Winery (in Fremont), Pokagon State Park (in Angola) and Fort Wayne (Room to Escape, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, look for gifts at DeBrand Fine Chocolates, and stroll around Metea Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Auburn using our trip planner.

Getting from Madison to Auburn by car takes about 4 hours. In January, Auburn is a bit cooler than Madison - with highs of 31°F and lows of 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to South Bend.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

South Bend

— 3 nights
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Venture out of the city with trips to Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park (in Shipshewana), Indiana Dunes State Park (in Chesterton) and The Nappanee Center (in Nappanee). The adventure continues: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame, examine the collection at The Monon Connection Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Indiana Whiskey Company.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our South Bend online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Auburn to South Bend takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in January, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hammond.

Things to do in South Bend

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hammond

— 1 night
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. On the 16th (Thu), try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond, then make a trip to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Christ's Passion, and finally admire the striking features of Lake County Sheriff's House & Jail.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hammond trip maker website.

You can drive from South Bend to Hammond in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from South Bend to Hammond due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hammond

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · 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.