8 days in Indianapolis, Kansas City & Pittsburgh & Its Countryside Itinerary

8 days in Indianapolis, Kansas City & Pittsburgh & Its Countryside Itinerary

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Indianapolis
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Kansas City
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Pittsburgh
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Indianapolis

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Sat), catch a live event at Victory Field, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and then admire the striking features of Scottish Rite Cathedral. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art, examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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New York City to Indianapolis is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Indianapolis are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Kansas City

— 2 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Union Station, then learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, then get to know the resident critters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Saint Peter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and then explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

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You can drive from Indianapolis to Kansas City in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Kansas City is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kansas City when traveling from Indianapolis in June, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, get curious at Carnegie Science Center, and then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, explore the world behind art at The Andy Warhol Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, and finally view the masterpieces at Pittsburgh Glass Center.

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You can drive from Kansas City to Pittsburgh in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Pittsburgh is 1 hour. In June, Pittsburgh is slightly colder than Kansas City - with highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Childrens Museums