6 days in Indiana Itinerary

6 days in Indiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Indiana journey planner
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South Bend
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— 4 nights


Hammond — 1 day

Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Savannah Trail and then try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hammond online tour planner.

Chicago to Hammond is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October in Hammond, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to South Bend.
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South Bend — 1 night

South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our South Bend holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Hammond to South Bend takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hammond to South Bend. In October in South Bend, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Indianapolis.
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Indianapolis — 4 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Miller House and Garden and Conner Prairie. Change things up with these side-trips from Indianapolis: Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint), Monon Trail (in Carmel) and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (in Shelbyville). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis route planner.

Traveling by car from South Bend to Indianapolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.