39 days in Indiana Itinerary

39 days in Indiana Itinerary

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39 days in Indiana Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Drive:  2 h 45 min
1
Terre Haute
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Bloomington
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Indianapolis
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Lafayette
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Hammond
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
South Bend
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Auburn
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Lawrenceburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Evansville
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Springfield

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Terre Haute: Ernie Pyle World War II Museum (in Dana), Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint) and Periodic Museum of the Elements (in Greencastle). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Stiffy Green the Bulldog, take an in-depth tour of Candles Holocaust Museum, get in on the family fun at Deming Park, and explore the world behind art at Swope Art Museum.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Terre Haute online route planner .

Springfield to Terre Haute is an approximately 3-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bloomington.

Things to do in Terre Haute

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

The Sycamore Winery, Periodic Museum of the Elements, Exotic Feline Rescue Center, Turkey Run State Park, Ernie Pyle World War II Museum
Highlights from your plan
Veterans Memorial Museum of Terre Haute ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Vigo County Public Library ©
Vigo County Public Library

5
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial Museum (in Mitchell), The John Hay Center (in Salem) and Nashville (Bear Wallow Distillery, Brown County State Park, & more). There's lots more to do: deepen your understanding at Indiana University, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at The Miller House and Garden, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cedar Creek Winery & Brew.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bloomington trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Terre Haute to Bloomington takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in January, and nighttime lows around 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Nashville, Martinsville, Columbus, Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial Museum, French Lick Casino
Highlights from your plan
The John Hay Center ©
The John Hay Center
Indiana University ©
Indiana University
Wylie House Museum
Wylie House Museum

6
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.
Explore Indianapolis' surroundings by going to Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. (in Westfield), Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (in Shelbyville) and Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino (in Anderson). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, make a trip to Central Canal, and see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Indianapolis trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a bus from Bloomington to Indianapolis in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°F in January, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Zionsville, Conner Prairie, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co.
Highlights from your plan
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
Room Escape Games
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis

4
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lafayette: Adams Mill (in Cutler), The Monon Connection Museum (in Monon) and Peru (Grissom Air Museum & Nickel Plate Trail). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Haan Museum of Indiana Art, take an in-depth tour of Kokomo Automotive Heritage Museum, and see the interesting displays at Linden Depot Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lafayette holiday planner.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Lafayette in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Lafayette are 33°F, while nighttime lows are 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hammond.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kokomo, West Lafayette, Peru, Linden Depot Museum, Adams Mill
Highlights from your plan
Haan Museum of Indiana Art ©
Haan Museum of Indiana Art
Room Escape Games
Adams Mill ©
Adams Mill

2
nights
Hammond

Hammond ©
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Christ's Passion, then explore the galleries of Grand Old Lady (The Lake County Courthouse), then don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery, and finally try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Community Veterans Memorial, then hike along Cowles Bog, then make a trip to Century of Progress Architectural District, and finally make a trip to Chapel of the Resurrection.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hammond sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Hammond takes 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lafayette to Hammond due to the time zone difference. January in Hammond sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to South Bend.

Things to do in Hammond

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Munster, Century of Progress Architectural District, Shrine of the Christ's Passion, Grand Old Lady (The Lake County Courthouse), Cowles Bog
Highlights from your plan
Cowles Bog ©
Cowles Bog
Horseshoe Hammond ©
Horseshoe Hammond

4
nights
South Bend

South Bend ©
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Venture out of the city with trips to The Nappanee Center (in Nappanee), Yoder's Shopping Center (in Shipshewana) and Pumpkinvine Nature Trail (in Middlebury). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, see the interesting displays at Hesston Steam Museum, experience rural life at Blueberries of Indiana, and take an in-depth tour of La Porte County Historical Society Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the South Bend trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hammond to South Bend in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. January in South Bend sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 17°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Auburn.

Things to do in South Bend

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Elkhart, La Porte, Yoder's Shopping Center, Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Shiojiri Niwa
Highlights from your plan
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

4
nights
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in DeKalb County, Indiana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Auburn side-trips: Pokagon State Park (in Angola), Wabash County Historical Museum (in Wabash) and Fort Wayne (Lakeside Park & Rose Garden, Allen County Public Library, & more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, stroll around Eckhart Park, and stop by DeBrand Fine Chocolates.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Auburn trip planner .

Traveling by car from South Bend to Auburn takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in January, and nighttime lows around 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lawrenceburg.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fort Wayne, Pokagon State Park, Wabash County Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Room to Escape ©
Room to Escape
Allen County Public Library ©
Allen County Public Library
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum ©

4
nights
Lawrenceburg

Lawrenceburg ©
Lawrenceburg is a city in Dearborn County, Indiana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lawrenceburg: Joseph Moore Museum (in Richmond), Morgan's Outdoor Adventures, Inc. (in Brookville) and The Ridge Winery Tasting Room (in Vevay). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Perfect North Slopes, learn about winemaking at At The Barn Winery, take an in-depth tour of History Center, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lawrenceburg tour itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Auburn to Lawrenceburg takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auburn in January: highs in Lawrenceburg hover around 39°F, while lows dip to 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Evansville.

Things to do in Lawrenceburg

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Madison, Joseph Moore Museum, Milan '54 Hoosiers Basketball Museum, Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, Red Wolf Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Perfect North Slopes ©
Perfect North Slopes
At The Barn Winery ©
At The Barn Winery
Red Wolf Sanctuary ©
Red Wolf Sanctuary

5
nights
Evansville

Evansville ©
Evansville is a city in and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Claus (Santa Claus Christmas Store & Holiday World & Splashin' Safari), New Harmony (Working Men's Institute & Library & New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art) and Monastery Immaculate conception (in Ferdinand). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Dream Car Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph's Church, learn about winemaking at Blue Heron Vineyard & Winery, and have some family-friendly fun at Sky Zone Trampoline Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Evansville road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lawrenceburg to Evansville takes 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lawrenceburg to Evansville is minus 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Evansville are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Evansville

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jasper, New Harmony, Santa Claus, Monastery Immaculate conception, Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dream Car Museum ©
Dream Car Museum
Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum ©
Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum
Blue Heron Vineyard & Winery ©
Blue Heron Vineyard & Winery

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