7 days in Indiana & San Diego Itinerary

7 days in Indiana & San Diego Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
— 1 night
South Bend
— 1 night
San Diego
— 4 nights



— 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 15th (Thu): stroll through The Miller House and Garden and then admire the natural beauty at Willowfield Lavender Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, do a tasting at Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co., and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Monon Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis trip planner.

Los Angeles to Indianapolis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. In April, Indianapolis is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 64°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to South Bend.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

South Bend

— 1 night
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. On the 17th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame, then explore the world behind art at The Snite Museum of Art, and finally go for a walk through The Riverwalk.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read South Bend tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to South Bend takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Indianapolis in April, expect South Bend to be a bit cooler, temps between 59°F and 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to San Diego.

Things to do in South Bend

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

San Diego

— 4 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Diego online trip planner.

You can fly from South Bend to San Diego in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from South Bend in April, you will find days in San Diego are somewhat warmer (71°F), and nights are much warmer (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Indiana travel guide

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.