9 days in Indiana Itinerary

9 days in Indiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Indiana vacation planner
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Indianapolis
— 4 nights
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Lafayette
— 1 night
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South Bend
— 2 nights
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Hammond
— 1 night
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Indianapolis — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Indianapolis side-trips: Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. (in Westfield), Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino (in Anderson) and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (in Shelbyville). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, browse the exhibits of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Miller House and Garden.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Indianapolis online trip builder.

New York City to Indianapolis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Indianapolis, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lafayette.
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Museums · Wineries · Parks · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Lafayette — 1 night

Lafayette is a city in and the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, located 63mi northwest of Indianapolis and 105mi southeast of Chicago. On the 29th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Samara House, deepen your understanding at Purdue University, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lafayette trip planner.

Drive from Indianapolis to Lafayette in 1.5 hours. In September in Lafayette, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to South Bend.
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Fun & Games · Shopping · Museums
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South Bend — 2 nights

South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Snite Museum of Art, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and finally make a trip to Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): gain insight at Studebaker National Museum, then take an in-depth tour of La Porte County Historical Society Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Potato Creek State Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for South Bend using our trip planner.

You can drive from Lafayette to South Bend in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Hammond.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Hammond — 1 night

Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), grab your bike and head to Wolf Lake Memorial Park, try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond, and then make a trip to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hammond tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from South Bend to Hammond in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from South Bend to Hammond is minus 1 hour. In October in Hammond, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Casinos · Fun & Games · Trails · Outdoors
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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.
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