32 days in Indiana Itinerary

32 days in Indiana Itinerary

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Indianapolis
— 4 nights
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Columbus
— 2 nights
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Bloomington
— 4 nights
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Paoli
— 2 nights
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Santa Claus
— 4 nights
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Vincennes
— 2 nights
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Terre Haute
— 4 nights
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South Bend
— 4 nights
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Fort Wayne
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Indiana State Fairgrounds and Mounds State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Indianapolis: Cardinal Greenway (in Muncie) and Columbian Park Zoo (in Lafayette). And it doesn't end there: have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, have fun at Hinkle Fieldhouse, meet the residents at Indianapolis Zoo, and catch a live event at Victory Field.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis online travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Indianapolis. In August in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Columbus

— 2 nights
Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Bartholomew County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through People Trails and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): look for gifts at The Wild Olive, brush up on your military savvy at Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum, then get lost in a book at Bartholomew County Library, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Christian Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip planner.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Columbus in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Monroe Lake and WonderLab. Venture out of the city with trips to Spencer (McCormick's Creek State Park & Tivoli Theatre) and Art Sanctuary of Indiana (in Martinsville). Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Indiana University, contemplate the long history of Brown County Pioneer Museum and Old Log Jail, examine the collection at Wylie House Museum, and trek along Pate Hollow Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bloomington route planner.

You can drive from Columbus to Bloomington in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Paoli.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paoli

— 2 nights
Paoli is a town in Paoli Township, Orange County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial Museum, try your luck at French Lick Casino, then see the interesting displays at French Lick West Baden Museum, and finally get outside with Wilstem. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Hemlock Cliffs in Hoosier National Forest.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paoli road trip planning site.

Getting from Bloomington to Paoli by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Paoli sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Claus.

Things to do in Paoli

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Santa Claus

— 4 nights
Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and Santa Claus Christmas Store. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Claus side-trips: Jasper (Jasper Flowers & Gifts & Sultan's Run Golf Club). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Thu) at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa's Candy Castle, sample the tasty concoctions at St. Benedict's Brew Works, examine the collection at Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum, and contemplate the long history of Santa Claus Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Claus trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Paoli to Santa Claus by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Santa Claus are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vincennes.

Things to do in Santa Claus

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Vincennes

— 2 nights
Vincennes is a city in and the county seat of Knox County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Grouseland (William Henry Harrison Mansion), see the interesting displays at Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vincennes road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Santa Claus to Vincennes takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Terre Haute.

Things to do in Vincennes

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Candles Holocaust Museum and Fowler Park. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Terre Haute Childrens Museum, get lost in a book at Vigo County Public Library, take an in-depth tour of Vigo County Historical Society & Museum, and stroll around Dobbs Memorial Park & Nature Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Terre Haute online route planner.

Traveling by car from Vincennes to Terre Haute takes 1.5 hours. August in Terre Haute sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to South Bend.

Things to do in Terre Haute

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

South Bend

— 4 nights
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Studebaker National Museum and Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around South Bend: Oval Beach (in Saugatuck) and Whirlpool Compass Fountain (in Saint Joseph). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, explore the world behind art at The Snite Museum of Art, catch a live event at Notre Dame Stadium, and tee off at Warren Golf Course.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our South Bend day trip planning website.

Getting from Terre Haute to South Bend by car takes about 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in South Bend are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in South Bend

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Fort Wayne

— 5 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parkview Field and Buckner Park. Step out of Fort Wayne with an excursion to Two-EE's Winery in Huntington--about 34 minutes away.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Wayne trip itinerary website.

Getting from South Bend to Fort Wayne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Fort Wayne, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.