5 days in Indiana Itinerary

5 days in Indiana Itinerary

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5 days in Indiana Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
1
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Fort Wayne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
South Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Indianapolis

2
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Children's Museum of Indianapolis and Indianapolis Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Indianapolis: Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (in Shelbyville) and Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Scottish Rite Cathedral, have fun at Hinkle Fieldhouse, and stop by Rocket Fizz.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Indianapolis. In October in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trips

Exotic Feline Rescue Center, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Zoo ©
Indianapolis Zoo
Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center

1
night
Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne ©
Fort Wayne is a city in the U.S. On the 24th (Thu), examine the collection at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, meet the residents at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, and then browse the collection at Allen County Public Library.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Wayne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Fort Wayne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to South Bend.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo ©
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Allen County Public Library ©
Allen County Public Library

1
night
South Bend

South Bend ©
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame, then explore the world behind art at The Snite Museum of Art, and finally have fun at Compton Family Ice Arena.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our South Bend road trip tool .

You can drive from Fort Wayne to South Bend in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in South Bend can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in South Bend

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Compton Family Ice Arena ©
Compton Family Ice Arena
University of Notre Dame ©
University of Notre Dame

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