36 days in Indiana Itinerary

36 days in Indiana Itinerary

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36 days in Indiana Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Indianapolis
— 4 nights
2
Bloomington
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Terre Haute
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Vincennes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Evansville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Santa Claus
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Madison
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Fort Wayne
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Michigan City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Lafayette
— 7 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to James Dean Gallery and Belgian Horse Winery. Minnetrista and Mallow Run Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Indianapolis: Richmond (Wayne County Historical Museum & Model T Ford Museum). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Rhythm! Discovery Center, take an in-depth tour of Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Scottish Rite Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at Holliday Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Indianapolis route maker app .

New Delhi, India to Indianapolis is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect Indianapolis to be much colder, temps between 5°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Bloomington.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, Belgian Horse Winery, Mallow Run Winery, James Dean Gallery, Minnetrista
Highlights from your plan
Minnetrista ©
Minnetrista
James Dean Gallery ©
James Dean Gallery
Mallow Run Winery ©
Mallow Run Winery

3
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial Museum and First Christian Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like WonderLab and Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Columbus (Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum, kidscommons, & more) and Nashville (Brown County Winery, Nashville, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, admire the striking features of Buskirk-Chumley Theater, and contemplate the long history of T.C. Steele State Historic Site.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bloomington trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by bus from Indianapolis to Bloomington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Terre Haute.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Nashville, Columbus, Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial Museum
Highlights from your plan
WonderLab ©
WonderLab

4
nights
Terre Haute

Terre Haute ©
Terre Haute is a city in and the county seat of Vigo County, Indiana, United States, near the state's western border with Illinois. Step off the beaten path and head to Exotic Feline Rescue Center and Clabber Girl Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Candles Holocaust Museum and Ernie Pyle World War II Museum. Go for a jaunt from Terre Haute to Rockville to see Bridgeton Covered Bridge about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Swope Art Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Vigo County Courthouse, get lost in a book at Vigo County Public Library, and explore the engaging exhibits at Terre Haute Childrens Museum.

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Traveling by car from Bloomington to Terre Haute takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Terre Haute can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vincennes.

Things to do in Terre Haute

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ernie Pyle World War II Museum, Exotic Feline Rescue Center, Bridgeton Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Clabber Girl Museum ©
Clabber Girl Museum
Candles Holocaust Museum ©
Candles Holocaust Museum

2
nights
Vincennes

Vincennes ©
Vincennes is a city in and the county seat of Knox County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Grouseland (William Henry Harrison Mansion), then examine the collection at Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy, then examine the collection at Indiana Military Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Cathedral Church. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of George Rogers Clark National Historical Park.

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You can drive from Terre Haute to Vincennes in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Terre Haute to Vincennes is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Evansville.

Things to do in Vincennes

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Evansville

Evansville ©
Evansville is a city in and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States. Get some cultural insight at Roofless Church and New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Working Men's Institute & Library and Reitz Home Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Evansville side-trips: New Harmony (Cathedral Labyrinth & New Harmony Soap Company). There's still lots to do: look and learn at Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Lutheran Church, brush up on your military savvy at Evansville War Time Museum, and get lost in a book at Willard Library.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Evansville trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Vincennes to Evansville in 1.5 hours. December in Evansville sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Claus.

Things to do in Evansville

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Harmony
Highlights from your plan
Roofless Church ©
Roofless Church
Reitz Home Museum ©
Reitz Home Museum

3
nights
Santa Claus

Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to French Lick Winery and Monastery Immaculate conception. Get a sense of the local culture at Dubois County Museum and St Joseph's Church. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Claus side-trips: French Lick (French Lick West Baden Museum & Bear Hollow Wood Carvers) and Corydon Capitol State Historic Site (in Corydon). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Meinrad Archabbey and examine the collection at Santa Claus Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Claus online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Evansville to Santa Claus in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Evansville to Santa Claus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Madison.

Things to do in Santa Claus

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

French Lick, Jasper, Monastery Immaculate conception, Saint Meinrad Archabbey, French Lick Winery
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial ©
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
French Lick West Baden Museum ©
French Lick West Baden Museum
Santa Claus Museum ©
Santa Claus Museum

2
nights
Madison

Madison ©
Madison is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Indiana, United States, along the Ohio River. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Lanthier Winery, get engrossed in the history at History Center, steep yourself in history at Lanier Mansion State Historic Site, then examine the collection at Jefferson County Historical Society, and finally experience rural life at Huber's Orchard & Winery. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Francis Costigan House, steep yourself in history at Jeremiah Sullivan House, then learn about winemaking at The Ridge Winery Tasting Room, then examine the collection at Switzerland County Historical Society, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic District.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Madison trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Santa Claus to Madison by car takes about 2 hours. In December in Madison, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in Madison

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vevay, Huber's Orchard & Winery
Highlights from your plan
Lanthier Winery ©
Lanthier Winery
Lanier Mansion State Historic Site ©
Lanier Mansion State Historic Site
Historic District ©
Historic District

4
nights
Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne ©
Fort Wayne is a city in the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Village at Winona and Early Ford V-8 Foundation & Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Automotive and Truck Museum (NATMUS) and Room to Escape. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Wayne: Shipshewana (Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum & Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park) and Satek Winery (in Fremont). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Country Heritage Winery & Vineyards, explore the historical opulence of Castle Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and take in nature's colorful creations at Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fort Wayne trip planner .

You can drive from Madison to Fort Wayne in 4 hours. In December, Fort Wayne is slightly colder than Madison - with highs of 4°C and lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Michigan City.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Auburn, Shipshewana, Two EEs Winery, Country Heritage Winery & Vineyards, The Village at Winona
Highlights from your plan
The Village at Winona ©
The Village at Winona
Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park ©
Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park

2
nights
Michigan City

Michigan City ©
Michigan City is a city in LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. On the 28th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at La Porte County Historical Society Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The History Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Hesston Steam Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Barker Mansion, then do a tasting at Shady Creek Winery, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Lighthouse & Pier.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Michigan City online trip maker .

Drive from Fort Wayne to Michigan City in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. December in Michigan City sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Michigan City

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

LaPorte, South Bend
Highlights from your plan
The History Museum ©
The History Museum
Shady Creek Winery ©
Shady Creek Winery

7
nights
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Monon Connection Museum and Linden Depot Museum. Get some cultural insight at Grissom Air Museum and Carpenter Creek Cellars. Change things up with these side-trips from Lafayette: Kokomo (We Care Park & Seiberling Mansion), Peru (Miami County Museum & American Huey 369 Museum) and Adams Mill (in Cutler). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art, examine the collection at Rotary Jail Museum and Tannenbaum Cultural Center, steep yourself in history at The Lane Place, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Columbian Park Zoo.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lafayette online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Michigan City to Lafayette takes 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Michigan City to Lafayette is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Peru, Crawfordsville, West Lafayette, Kokomo, Battle Ground
Highlights from your plan
Grissom Air Museum ©
Grissom Air Museum
Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum ©
Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum
Haan Museum of Indiana Art ©
Haan Museum of Indiana Art

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