30 days in Indiana Itinerary

30 days in Indiana Itinerary

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Madison
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Centerville
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Fort Wayne
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South Bend
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Hammond
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Terre Haute
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Bloomington
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Indianapolis
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Madison

— 2 nights
Madison is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Indiana, United States, along the Ohio River. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic District and Jeremiah Sullivan House. Step out of the city life by going to Clifty Falls State Park and Falls of the Ohio State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Madison side-trips: Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino (in Elizabeth) and Hardy Lake State Park (in Scottsburg). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Lanthier Winery, contemplate the long history of Lanier Mansion State Historic Site, and take an in-depth tour of History Center.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Madison trip planner.

Indianapolis to Madison is an approximately 2-hour car ride. September in Madison sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Centerville.

Things to do in Madison

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trips

Centerville

— 3 nights
Centerville is a town in Center Township, Wayne County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. Get in touch with nature at Morgan's Outdoor Adventures, Inc. and Whitewater Memorial State Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Warm Glow Candle Company and Centerville Antique Mall. Change things up with a short trip to Skyward Adventures, Inc. in Brookville (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Wayne County Courthouse, walk around Middlefork Reservoir Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Centerville trip builder.

You can drive from Madison to Centerville in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Madison in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Centerville, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in Centerville

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Fort Wayne

— 4 nights
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at DeBrand Fine Chocolates and Hyde Brothers Booksellers. Visiting Black Pine Animal Sanctuary and Pokagon State Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Wayne: Two-EE's Winery (in Huntington), Chain O'Lakes State Park (in Albion) and Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum (in Auburn).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Fort Wayne driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Centerville to Fort Wayne in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to South Bend.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

South Bend

— 4 nights
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Visit Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes for their historical value. Get outdoors at Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park and Potato Creek State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from South Bend: RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum (in Elkhart) and Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market (in Shipshewana). The adventure continues: gain insight at Studebaker National Museum, hunt for treasures at South Bend Farmer's Market, buy something for everyone on your list at University Park Mall, and take in the pleasant sights at River Lights Plaza.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our South Bend trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Fort Wayne to South Bend takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in South Bend are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hammond.

Things to do in South Bend

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Hammond

— 4 nights
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. Visiting Cowles Bog and Indiana Dunes National Park will get you outdoors. Explore Hammond's surroundings by going to Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets (in Michigan City), Lake County Historical Museum (in Crown Point) and Indiana Dunes State Park (in Chesterton). There's much more to do: try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond, appreciate the history behind Community Veterans Memorial, tee off at The Course at Aberdeen, and make a trip to Chapel of the Resurrection.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Hammond online travel planner.

You can drive from South Bend to Hammond in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from South Bend to Hammond, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Hammond can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Terre Haute.

Things to do in Hammond

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Terre Haute

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Turkey Run State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Shades State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see a show at Indiana Theatre and then identify plant and animal life at Exotic Feline Rescue Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Terre Haute online journey maker.

You can drive from Hammond to Terre Haute in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hammond to Terre Haute. In September, daytime highs in Terre Haute are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Terre Haute

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Nightlife

Side Trips

Bloomington

— 3 nights
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. Escape the urban bustle at Spring Mill State Park and McCormick's Creek State Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buskirk-Chumley Theater and T.C. Steele State Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Bloomington side-trips: French Lick Casino (in French Lick), Martinsville Candy Kitchen (in Martinsville) and Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial Museum (in Mitchell). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Oliver Winery, browse for treasures at Bloomington Antique Mall, and gain insight at Indiana University.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bloomington trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Terre Haute to Bloomington in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Bloomington

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Casinos

Side Trips

Indianapolis

— 7 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and Indianapolis Museum of Art. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and Conner Prairie. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Indianapolis: Grapevine Cottage (in Zionsville), Clay Terrace (in Carmel) and Hamilton Town Center (in Noblesville). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see where the action happens at Victory Field, enjoy some diversion at Lucas Oil Stadium, and meet the residents at Indianapolis Zoo.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bloomington to Indianapolis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.