7 days in Indiana Itinerary

7 days in Indiana Itinerary

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7 days in Indiana Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
South Bend
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hammond
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Santa Claus
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Indianapolis
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Fort Wayne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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hours
South Bend

South Bend ©
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Studebaker National Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the South Bend travel route planner .

Minneapolis to South Bend is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in March, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hammond.

Things to do in South Bend

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Studebaker National Museum ©
Studebaker National Museum
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
University of Notre Dame ©
University of Notre Dame

1
night
Hammond

Hammond ©
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Community Veterans Memorial, then look for gifts at Albanese Candy Factory, and finally try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hammond online travel planner .

Drive from South Bend to Hammond in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Hammond can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Claus.

Things to do in Hammond

Casinos Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Munster, Albanese Candy Factory
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Hammond ©
Horseshoe Hammond

1
day
Santa Claus

Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): cool off at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santa Claus trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Hammond to Santa Claus in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hammond to Santa Claus, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, Santa Claus is somewhat warmer than Hammond - with highs of 53°F and lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Santa Claus

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari ©
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

3
nights
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
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.
Bring the kids along to Children's Museum of Indianapolis and Indianapolis Zoo. There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, make a trip to Central Canal, and appreciate the history behind Monument Circle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Indianapolis trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Santa Claus to Indianapolis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Indianapolis can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Zoo ©
Indianapolis Zoo
Room Escape Games

1
night
Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne ©
Fort Wayne is a city in the U.S. On the 20th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, then get lost in a book at Allen County Public Library, and then admire all the interesting features of Parkview Field.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Wayne trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Indianapolis to Fort Wayne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in March, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo ©
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Allen County Public Library ©
Allen County Public Library
Parkview Field ©
Parkview Field

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