60 days in Indiana Itinerary

60 days in Indiana Itinerary

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South Bend
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Fort Wayne
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Madison
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Evansville
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Terre Haute
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Bloomington
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Indianapolis
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Lafayette
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Hammond
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South Bend

— 5 nights
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Explore South Bend's surroundings by going to Bonneyville Mill County Park (in Bristol), Elkhart (Midwest Museum of American Art, Ruthmere, &more) and La Porte (La Porte County Historical Society Museum, Sandy Acres Clydesdales, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, contemplate the long history of Round Barn Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read South Bend trip builder site.

Chicago to South Bend is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to South Bend, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in South Bend

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Wayne

— 7 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Fort Wayne side-trips: Satek Winery (in Fremont), Auburn (Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum & Hoosier Air Museum) and Glendarin Hills Golf Club (in Angola).

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Wayne tour builder site.

Drive from South Bend to Fort Wayne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in December, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Madison.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Madison

— 6 nights
Madison is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Indiana, United States, along the Ohio River. Get out of town with these interesting Madison side-trips: Salem (Knobstone Trail & The John Hay Center), Chateau de Pique Winery (in Seymour) and Ohio County Historical Society Museum (in Rising Sun). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Lanthier Winery, stroll through Perfect North Slopes, immerse yourself in nature at Clifty Falls State Park, and contemplate the long history of Jeremiah Sullivan House.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madison travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Wayne to Madison takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Fort Wayne in December; daily highs in Madison reach 48°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Evansville.

Things to do in Madison

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Evansville

— 6 nights
Evansville is a city in and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States. Explore Evansville's surroundings by going to Mystique Winery & Vineyard (in Lynnville), Santa Claus (Santa's Candy Castle, 1935 Santa Statue, &more) and Ferdinand (St. Benedict's Brew Works & Monastery Immaculate conception). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Dream Car Museum, brush up on your military savvy at USS LST Ship Memorial, explore the world behind art at Evansville African American Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph's Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Evansville tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Madison to Evansville takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Terre Haute.

Things to do in Evansville

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Terre Haute

— 6 nights
Terre Haute is a city in and the county seat of Vigo County, Indiana, United States, near the state's western border with Illinois. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Terre Haute: Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint), Turkey Run State Park (in Marshall) and Rockville (Narrows Bridge, Covered Bridge Art Association Gallery, &more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Deming Park, see the interesting displays at Eugene V. Debs Museum, make a trip to Stiffy Green the Bulldog, and take an in-depth tour of Vigo County Historical Society & Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Terre Haute sightseeing website.

Getting from Evansville to Terre Haute by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Evansville to Terre Haute is 1 hour. Traveling from Evansville in December, you will find days in Terre Haute are slightly colder (42°F), and nights are about the same (27°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Terre Haute

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Bloomington

— 7 nights
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. Change things up with these side-trips from Bloomington: Columbus (First Baptist Church, The Miller House and Garden, &more), Mitchell (Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial Museum & Gus Grissom Boyhood Home) and Nashville (Hard Truth Distilling Co. & Brown County State Park). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Oliver Winery, trek along Pate Hollow Trail, deepen your understanding at Indiana University, and admire the masterpieces at Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bloomington holiday builder tool.

Getting from Terre Haute to Bloomington by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Bloomington can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Bloomington

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Indianapolis

— 12 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Indianapolis: Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (in Shelbyville), Monon Trail (in Carmel) and Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. (in Westfield). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, examine the collection at The Eiteljorg Museum, get to know the resident critters at Indianapolis Zoo, and join the crowd at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis online holiday planner.

Drive from Bloomington to Indianapolis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

Lafayette

— 6 nights
Lafayette is a city in and the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, located 63mi northwest of Indianapolis and 105mi southeast of Chicago. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lafayette: American Huey 369 Museum (in Peru), The People's Winery (in Logansport) and Kokomo (Kokomo Automotive Heritage Museum, Seiberling Mansion, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Haan Museum of Indiana Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Haan Museum Sculpture Garden, learn about winemaking at Wildcat Creek Winery, and contemplate the long history of The Lane Place.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lafayette using our trip planner.

Getting from Indianapolis to Lafayette by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°F in January, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Hammond.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums · Shopping · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hammond

— 4 nights
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Hammond: Century of Progress Architectural District (in Beverly Shores), Valparaiso (Brauer Museum of Art Center for the Arts, Chapel of the Resurrection, &more) and Chesterton (Running Vines Winery, Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve, &more). There's much more to do: try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, grab your bike and head to Wolf Lake Memorial Park, contemplate the long history of Lake County Sheriff's House & Jail, and take an in-depth tour of The John Dillinger Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hammond day trip tool.

Getting from Lafayette to Hammond by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Lafayette to Hammond, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Hammond are 31°F, while nighttime lows are 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Hammond

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Indiana travel guide

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Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
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.