7 days in Indiana Itinerary

7 days in Indiana Itinerary

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— 1 night
South Bend
— 3 nights
— 2 nights



— 1 night
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Wylie House Museum, then view the masterpieces at By Hand Gallery, then admire the landmark architecture of Buskirk-Chumley Theater, and finally explore the world behind art at Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of T.C. Steele State Historic Site, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, and then take a memorable tour with Indigo Birding Nature Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bloomington attractions planning site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Bloomington. May in Bloomington sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to South Bend.

Things to do in Bloomington

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Outdoors

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South Bend

— 3 nights
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. On the 23rd (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Potato Creek State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Studebaker National Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and finally don't miss a visit to Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Krasl Art Center, learn about winemaking at St. Julian Winery & Distillery, then learn about winemaking at Hickory Creek Winery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve.

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You can drive from Bloomington to South Bend in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Bloomington in May, plan for slightly colder nights in South Bend, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in South Bend

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips


— 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.
Let the collections at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and Indiana War Memorial capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Holliday Park and Indianapolis Cultural Trail. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Indiana State Museum, stop by Rocket Fizz, join the crowd at Indy Racing Experience, and stroll the grounds of Crown Hill Cemetery.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Indianapolis trip maker site.

Traveling by car from South Bend to Indianapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Indianapolis can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

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.