4 days in Chicago & Indianapolis Itinerary

4 days in Chicago & Indianapolis Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Indianapolis
— 1 night
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Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago attractions planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Chicago. August in Chicago sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Indianapolis

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to USS Indianapolis Memorial, kick your exploration up a notch at Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park, then get in on the family fun at Indiana State Fairgrounds, and finally test your team's savvy at The Escape Room Fishers.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Indianapolis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Theme Parks

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