8 days in Indiana Itinerary

8 days in Indiana Itinerary

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8 days in Indiana Itinerary

Start: Fort Wayne
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Fort Wayne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
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South Bend
— 1 night
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Indianapolis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Santa Claus
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Evansville
— 1 night
End: Fort Wayne

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Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne ©
Fort Wayne is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, and then engage your brain at Science Central. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then explore and take pictures at Parkview Field, then browse the collection at Allen County Public Library, and finally get your game on at Room to Escape.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fort Wayne road trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Fort Wayne. February in Fort Wayne sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to South Bend.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

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Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
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Room to Escape ©
Room to Escape
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo ©
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Science Central ©
Science Central

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South Bend

South Bend ©
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, enjoy some diversion at Compton Family Ice Arena, then browse the exhibits of Studebaker National Museum, and finally go for a walk through River Lights Plaza.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the South Bend journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Fort Wayne to South Bend takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in South Bend

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Compton Family Ice Arena ©
Compton Family Ice Arena
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
University of Notre Dame ©
University of Notre Dame

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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.
Attractions like Children's Museum of Indianapolis and Indianapolis Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore and take pictures at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art, and have fun at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Discover how to plan a Indianapolis trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from South Bend to Indianapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from South Bend in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Indianapolis: temperatures range from 40°F by day to 22°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santa Claus.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Room Escape Games
Indianapolis Zoo ©
Indianapolis Zoo

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Santa Claus

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

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Claus trip planner .

Getting from Indianapolis to Santa Claus by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Santa Claus can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Evansville.

Things to do in Santa Claus

Theme Parks
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Holiday World & Splashin' Safari ©
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

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Evansville

Evansville ©
Evansville is a city in and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): meet the residents at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden, then see the interesting displays at Dream Car Museum, and then get lost in a book at Willard Library.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Evansville vacation planning app .

Getting from Santa Claus to Evansville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Evansville

Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors Parks
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Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden ©
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
Dream Car Museum ©
Dream Car Museum
Willard Library ©
Willard Library

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