8 days in Indianapolis & Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Indianapolis & Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Drive:  3 h 15 min
1
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  6 h
2
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Chicago

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Medal of Honor Memorial and then don't miss a visit to USS Indianapolis Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then look for gifts at Rocket Fizz, and finally get your game on at Bad Axe Throwing.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis road trip website.

Chicago to Indianapolis is an approximately 3.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Indianapolis Zoo ©
Indianapolis Zoo
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Rocket Fizz ©
Rocket Fizz

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Family-friendly places like Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Dollywood will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Hen Wallow Water Falls & Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, try out the rides at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

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Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Indianapolis to Gatlinburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In July in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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