5 days in Indiana Itinerary

5 days in Indiana Itinerary

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5 days in Indiana Itinerary

Start: South Bend
1
South Bend
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Fort Wayne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Santa Claus
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: South Bend

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South Bend

South Bend ©
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): deepen your understanding at Studebaker National Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, then take in the architecture and design of University of Notre Dame, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to South Bend. In October, daytime highs in South Bend are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in South Bend

Historic Sites Museums
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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

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Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne ©
Fort Wayne is a city in the U.S. On the 24th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, get to know the resident critters at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, and then browse the collection at Allen County Public Library.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fort Wayne day trip website .

Drive from South Bend to Fort Wayne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Fort Wayne sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Indianapolis.

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stop by Rocket Fizz, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Indianapolis Zoo, then join the crowd at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scottish Rite Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then have fun at Lucas Oil Stadium.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis road trip app .

Traveling by car from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Claus.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Zoo ©
Indianapolis Zoo
Rocket Fizz ©
Rocket Fizz

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Santa Claus

Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Santa's Candy Castle and then find something for the whole family at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.

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

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Santa Claus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Santa Claus are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Claus

Theme Parks
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Holiday World & Splashin' Safari ©
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa's Candy Castle ©
Santa's Candy Castle

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