8 days in Indiana Itinerary

8 days in Indiana Itinerary

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8 days in Indiana Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Drive:  3​h
1
Indianapolis
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Hammond
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
South Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Fort Wayne
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Columbus

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.
Step out of Indianapolis with an excursion to Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Central Canal, get to know the resident critters at Indianapolis Zoo, and have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Indianapolis trip builder .

Columbus to Indianapolis is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hammond.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fanimation Antique Fan Museum, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
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Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
Room Escape Games
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis

1
night
Hammond

Hammond ©
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. On the 30th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at County Line Orchard, make a trip to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery, and then try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond.

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You can drive from Indianapolis to Hammond in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Hammond. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to South Bend.

Things to do in Hammond

Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

County Line Orchard, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery
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Horseshoe Hammond ©
Horseshoe Hammond
County Line Orchard ©
County Line Orchard

1
night
South Bend

South Bend ©
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Studebaker National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, then take in the architecture and design of University of Notre Dame, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Snite Museum of Art.

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Drive from Hammond to South Bend in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hammond to South Bend. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in South Bend

Museums Historic Sites
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Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
University of Notre Dame ©
University of Notre Dame
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes ©
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes

2
nights
Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne ©
Fort Wayne is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): meet the residents at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, then examine the collection at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, and then browse the collection at Allen County Public Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, don't miss a visit to Brookside Mansion, then stop by DeBrand Fine Chocolates, and finally test your team's savvy at Room to Escape.

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You can drive from South Bend to Fort Wayne in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Allen County Public Library ©
Allen County Public Library
Room to Escape ©
Room to Escape

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