30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Muncie
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fort Wayne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lafayette
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
South Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Chesterton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Chicago
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Madison
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Columbus
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h
9
Cincinnati
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Bloomington
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
13
Indianapolis
— 3 nights
End: Indianapolis

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Muncie

Muncie ©
Muncie is an incorporated city and the seat of Delaware County, Indiana. On the 6th (Sat), examine the collection at Minnetrista and then grab your bike and head to Cardinal Greenway.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Muncie trip itinerary planner

Indianapolis to Muncie is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In January, daytime highs in Muncie are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in Muncie

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cardinal Greenway ©
Cardinal Greenway
Minnetrista ©
Minnetrista

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Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne ©
Fort Wayne is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Store, experience rural life at Salomon Farm Park, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the collection at Allen County Public Library, then admire all the interesting features of Parkview Field, and then steep yourself in history at Limberlost State Historic Site.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Wayne online holiday planner

Traveling by car from Muncie to Fort Wayne takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°F in January, and nighttime lows around 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Limberlost State Historic Site, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Allen County Public Library ©
Allen County Public Library
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo ©
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

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Lafayette

Lafayette ©
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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of The John and Catherine Christian House-SAMARA and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Columbian Park Zoo.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lafayette trip planning site

Traveling by car from Fort Wayne to Lafayette takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Lafayette can reach 33°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to South Bend.

Things to do in Lafayette

Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Samara House
Highlights from your plan
Columbian Park Zoo ©
Columbian Park Zoo
Samara House ©
Samara House

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night
South Bend

South Bend ©
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. On the 10th (Wed), tee off at Warren Golf Course, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the South Bend day trip planner

Traveling by car from Lafayette to South Bend takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chesterton.

Things to do in South Bend

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
University of Notre Dame ©
University of Notre Dame
Warren Golf Course ©
Warren Golf Course

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Chesterton

Chesterton ©
Chesterton is a town in Westchester, Jackson and Liberty townships of Porter County, in the U.S. On the 11th (Thu), experience rural life at Garwood Orchards and then admire the majestic nature at Indiana Dunes State Park.

Make your Chesterton itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from South Bend to Chesterton in 1.5 hours. Traveling from South Bend to Chesterton, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Chesterton

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Garwood Orchards
Highlights from your plan
Indiana Dunes State Park ©
Indiana Dunes State Park
Garwood Orchards ©
Garwood Orchards

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner

Drive from Chesterton to Chicago in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Chicago are 33°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Madison.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Horseshoe Hammond
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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Madison

Madison ©
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Henry Vilas Zoo and then get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): have fun at Madison Mallards and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Mountain.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Madison trip builder app

Traveling by car from Chicago to Madison takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in January; daily highs in Madison reach 27°F and lows reach 12°F. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Madison

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Cascade Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Olbrich Botanical Gardens ©
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Cascade Mountain ©
Cascade Mountain
Wisconsin State Capitol ©
Wisconsin State Capitol

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Columbus

Columbus ©
More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbus: Columbus Zoo (in Powell) and Great Circle Museum (in Heath). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire all the interesting features of Ohio Stadium, stroll through Schiller Park, and enjoy some diversion at Huntington Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Columbus trip planner

Fly from Madison to Columbus in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Columbus is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madison in January: high temperatures in Columbus hover around 36°F and lows are around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Inniswood Metro Gardens, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Great Circle Earthworks
Highlights from your plan
Inniswood Metro Gardens ©
Inniswood Metro Gardens
Room Escape Games
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ©
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

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Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cincinnati: Miami Valley Gaming (in Lebanon) and Dayton (Carillon Historical Park & National Museum of the U.S. Air Force). There's lots more to do: try your luck at JACK Cincinnati Casino, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Smale Riverfront Park.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati online travel planner

Traveling by bus from Columbus to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in January, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dayton, Miami Valley Gaming
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
JACK Cincinnati Casino ©
JACK Cincinnati Casino
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum

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Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Berea (Boone Trace Marker & Log House Craft Gallery), White Hall State Historic Site (in Richmond) and Paris (Claiborne Farm & Cane Ridge Meetinghouse). Next up on the itinerary: try to win big at Keeneland Select, get a sense of history and politics at Governor's Mansion, steep yourself in history at Old Fort Harrod State Park, and examine the collection at Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lexington day trip planning site

You can drive from Cincinnati to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Lexington sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Paris, Berea, Governor's Mansion, Old Fort Harrod State Park, White Hall State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Claiborne Farm ©
Claiborne Farm
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
White Hall State Historic Site ©
White Hall State Historic Site

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then try your luck at Churchill Downs. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Thomas Edison House, then make a trip to Louisville Water Company, and then see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Louisville visit planner

Traveling by car from Lexington to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in January, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

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Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): make a trip to Monroe County Courthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Exotic Feline Rescue Center, and then explore the world behind art at Eskenazi Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Indiana University Bookstore, admire the striking features of Buskirk-Chumley Theater, and then contemplate the long history of T.C. Steele State Historic Site.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Bloomington travel itinerary planner

You can drive from Louisville to Bloomington in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Louisville in January; daily highs in Bloomington reach 38°F and lows reach 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a bus to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Bloomington

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Exotic Feline Rescue Center, T.C. Steele State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
T.C. Steele State Historic Site ©
T.C. Steele State Historic Site
Indiana University ©
Indiana University
Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center

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Indianapolis

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.
Indianapolis is known for museums, childrens museums, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at Lucas Oil Stadium, examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, identify plant and animal life at Holliday Park, and have fun and explore at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Indianapolis trip planner

Getting from Bloomington to Indianapolis by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Indianapolis are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Highlights from your plan
Holliday Park ©
Holliday Park
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Lucas Oil Stadium
Lucas Oil Stadium

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