4 days in Indiana Itinerary

4 days in Indiana Itinerary

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South Bend
— 1 day
Drive
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Hammond
— 1 night
Drive
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Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive

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South Bend

— 1 day
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. On the 16th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at The Snite Museum of Art, take in the architecture and design of University of Notre Dame, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and finally relax in the rural setting at Blueberry Ranch.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our South Bend trip maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to South Bend. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Hammond.

Things to do in South Bend

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Hammond

— 1 night
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery, then try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, and then stroll through Oak Savannah Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hammond journey maker tool.

You can drive from South Bend to Hammond in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from South Bend to Hammond due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Hammond

Casinos · Trails · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Indianapolis

— 2 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.
On the 18th (Sat), make a trip to Central Canal, then browse the exhibits of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and finally do a tasting at Hopwood Cellars Winery. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, then try your luck at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, and then do a tasting at Belgian Horse Winery.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Indianapolis online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hammond to Indianapolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hammond to Indianapolis. In September, daytime highs in Indianapolis are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Wineries

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.