8 days in Indiana Itinerary

8 days in Indiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Indiana trip planner

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Indianapolis
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Claus
— 1 night
Drive
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Winona Lake
— 1 night
Drive
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Albion
— 1 night
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Indianapolis

— 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Turkey Run State Park in Marshall (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Indianapolis Museum of Art, join the crowd at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and appreciate the history behind Soldiers & Sailors Monument.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Indianapolis trip site.

New York City to Indianapolis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, Indianapolis is slightly colder at night with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Nashville

— 1 night
Nashville is a town in Washington Township, Brown County, Indiana, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes eXplore Brown County. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): whizz through the canopy at eXplore Brown County, see the interesting displays at Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum, and then walk around Brown County State Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nashville travel planner.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Nashville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Nashville sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Claus.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Santa Claus

— 1 night
Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Immaculate conception, stop by Santa Claus Christmas Store, and then make a splash at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Claus online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Santa Claus takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Winona Lake.

Things to do in Santa Claus

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Winona Lake

— 1 night
Winona Lake is a town in Wayne Township, Kosciusko County, in the U.S. state of Indiana, and the major suburb of Warsaw. Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the views from North Manchester Covered Bridge, then take in the exciting artwork at The Village at Winona, and then see a show at Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts.

Make your Winona Lake itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Santa Claus to Winona Lake by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Winona Lake when traveling from Santa Claus in August, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Albion.

Things to do in Winona Lake

Nightlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Albion

— 1 night
Albion is a town in Albion and Jefferson townships, Noble County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. Your day by day itinerary now includes Chain O'Lakes State Park. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary and then immerse yourself in nature at Chain O'Lakes State Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Albion vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Winona Lake to Albion takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albion

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.