6 days in Chicago, Indianapolis & Gatlinburg Itinerary

6 days in Chicago, Indianapolis & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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Chicago
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Indianapolis
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Gatlinburg
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Chicago

Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll around Millennium Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip builder tool.

Watertown to Chicago is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Watertown in October, Chicago is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks
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Millennium Park
Millennium Park

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©

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 25th (Sun), explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, test your team's savvy at The Escape Room Fishers, and then stroll around Meadowlark Park.

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Getting from Chicago to Indianapolis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago 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 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Childrens Museums · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

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The Escape Room Fishers ©
The Escape Room Fishers
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Meadowlark Park

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Family-friendly places like Dollywood and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies will thrill your kids. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stop by Thistle Dew!, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, and get a taste of the local shopping with Fowler's Clay Works.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg travel route planner.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Gatlinburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Indianapolis in October: highs in Gatlinburg hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Zipline

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