7 days in Indiana Itinerary

7 days in Indiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Indiana holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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South Bend
— 1 day
Drive
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Hammond
— 1 night
Drive
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Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bloomington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Claus
— 1 night
Fly

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South Bend

— 1 day
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Havilah Beardsley House, then don't miss a visit to Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our South Bend trip planning site.

Salt Lake City to South Bend is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to South Bend due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, you will find days in South Bend are a bit cooler (80°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hammond.

Things to do in South Bend

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hammond

— 1 night
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): trek along Oak Savannah Trail, then try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, and then make a trip to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hammond day trip tool.

Getting from South Bend to Hammond by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from South Bend to Hammond. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Hammond

Casinos · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Indianapolis

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Indianapolis Zoo, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and then make a trip to USS Indianapolis Memorial. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Fanimation Antique Fan Museum, see the interesting displays at The Eiteljorg Museum, then join the crowd at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then make a trip to Central Canal, and finally stop by Rocket Fizz.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hammond to Indianapolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bloomington

— 2 nights
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Exotic Feline Rescue Center, stroll through The Miller House and Garden, then sample the fine beverages at Bear Wallow Distillery, and finally steep yourself in history at Brown County Pioneer Museum and Old Log Jail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): stroll through Salt Creek Trail, then stroll around Brown County State Park, then take a memorable tour with Indigo Birding Nature Tours, and finally gain insight at Indiana University.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bloomington trip maker tool.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Bloomington in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Claus.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Claus

— 1 night
Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Claus trip planner.

Getting from Bloomington to Santa Claus by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Santa Claus are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Claus

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.