39 days in Indiana Itinerary

39 days in Indiana Itinerary

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Terre Haute
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Bloomington
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Indianapolis
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Lafayette
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Hammond
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South Bend
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Auburn
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Lawrenceburg
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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Terre Haute: Ernie Pyle World War II Museum (in Dana), Periodic Museum of the Elements (in Greencastle) and Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Stiffy Green the Bulldog, take an in-depth tour of Veterans Memorial Museum of Terre Haute, get in on the family fun at Deming Park, and do a tasting at The Sycamore Winery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Terre Haute, use our trip itinerary maker.

Springfield to Terre Haute is an approximately 3-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January in Terre Haute, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Terre Haute

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Bloomington

— 5 nights
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. Get out of town with these interesting Bloomington side-trips: Nashville (Bear Wallow Distillery, Brown County State Park, &more), The John Hay Center (in Salem) and Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial Museum (in Mitchell). There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at Indiana University, try to win big at French Lick Casino, get curious at WonderLab, and examine the collection at Wylie House Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bloomington online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Terre Haute to Bloomington takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Bloomington can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Indianapolis

— 6 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 find plenty of places to visit near Indianapolis: Conner Prairie (in Fishers), Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino (in Anderson) and Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. (in Westfield). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get to know the resident critters at Indianapolis Zoo, see the interesting displays at The Eiteljorg Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis vacation builder website.

You can drive from Bloomington to Indianapolis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°F in January, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lafayette

— 4 nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Lafayette: Adams Mill (in Cutler), The Monon Connection Museum (in Monon) and Peru (Grissom Air Museum & Nickel Plate Trail). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Haan Museum of Indiana Art, deepen your understanding at Purdue University, and get engrossed in the history at Linden Depot Museum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lafayette trip planner.

Getting from Indianapolis to Lafayette by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°F in January, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Hammond.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hammond

— 2 nights
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. On the 21st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of the Christ's Passion, take an in-depth tour of Lake County Historical Museum, 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 next day: appreciate the history behind Community Veterans Memorial, hike along Cowles Bog, then admire the striking features of Century of Progress Architectural District, and finally don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Resurrection.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hammond sightseeing website.

You can drive from Lafayette to Hammond in 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lafayette to Hammond due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to South Bend.

Things to do in Hammond

Parks · Fun & Games · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Bend

— 4 nights
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Get out of town with these interesting South Bend side-trips: Pumpkinvine Nature Trail (in Middlebury), Yoder's Shopping Center (in Shipshewana) and The Nappanee Center (in Nappanee). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, contemplate the long history of Ruthmere, and admire the natural beauty at Linton's Enchanted Gardens.

Before you visit South Bend, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Hammond to South Bend in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Hammond to South Bend is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in January, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Auburn.

Things to do in South Bend

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Auburn

— 4 nights
Auburn is a city in DeKalb County, Indiana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Pokagon State Park (in Angola), Wabash County Historical Museum (in Wabash) and Fort Wayne (Lakeside Park & Rose Garden, Allen County Public Library, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, stroll around Eckhart Park, and stop by DeBrand Fine Chocolates.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Auburn vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from South Bend to Auburn in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Auburn can reach 31°F, while at night they dip to 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lawrenceburg

— 4 nights
Lawrenceburg is a city in Dearborn County, Indiana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lawrenceburg: The Ridge Winery Tasting Room (in Vevay), Morgan's Outdoor Adventures, Inc. (in Brookville) and Joseph Moore Museum (in Richmond). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Perfect North Slopes, take an in-depth tour of Milan '54 Hoosiers Basketball Museum, contemplate the long history of Jeremiah Sullivan House, and look for all kinds of wild species at Red Wolf Sanctuary.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lawrenceburg travel route website.

Drive from Auburn to Lawrenceburg in 4 hours. While traveling from Auburn, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lawrenceburg, ranging from highs of 39°F to lows of 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Evansville.

Things to do in Lawrenceburg

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Evansville

— 5 nights
Evansville is a city in and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Evansville: 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). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Dream Car Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Evansville Wartime Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Sky Zone Trampoline Park, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Evansville travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Lawrenceburg to Evansville takes 4 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lawrenceburg to Evansville due to the time zone difference. February in Evansville sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Evansville

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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.