3 days in Indiana Itinerary

3 days in Indiana Itinerary

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3 days in Indiana Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Train:  1​h 30​min
1
South Bend
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
day
South Bend

South Bend ©
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. On the 3rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, then take in the architecture and design of University of Notre Dame, and finally explore the world behind art at The Snite Museum of Art.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the South Bend trip planner .

Chicago to South Bend is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to South Bend due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in South Bend

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
University of Notre Dame ©
University of Notre Dame
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes ©
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Arbuckle Acres Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Lucas Oil Stadium, then meet the residents at Indianapolis Zoo, and then try to win big at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Indianapolis visit website .

You can drive from South Bend to Indianapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Indianapolis are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arbuckle Acres Park, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
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Room Escape Games
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino ©
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

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