5 days in Indianapolis & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

5 days in Indianapolis & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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Indianapolis
— 1 night
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then experience the excitement of Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson, and finally try to win big at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. On your second day here, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Room Fishers, sample the tasty concoctions at Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co., and then cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Indianapolis.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Indianapolis trip builder tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Indianapolis. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 2 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove, take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, and go for a walk through Look Rock Tower.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Indianapolis to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. In September in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife