9 days in Michigan City, Indianapolis & Cincinnati Itinerary

9 days in Michigan City, Indianapolis & Cincinnati Itinerary

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9 days in Michigan City, Indianapolis & Cincinnati Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Michigan City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Cincinnati
— 4 nights
End: Cincinnati

2
nights
Michigan City

Michigan City ©
Michigan City is a city in LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. On the 29th (Thu), try your luck at Four Winds Casino and then immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Grand Mere State Park, make a trip to Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Michigan City vacation website .

Cincinnati to Michigan City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cincinnati to Michigan City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in March, expect Michigan City to be little chillier, temps between 4°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Michigan City

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

South Bend, Four Winds Casino, Grand Mere State Park, Indiana Dunes State Park
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Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Indiana Dunes State Park ©
Indiana Dunes State Park
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes ©
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes

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.
On the 31st (Sat), learn about winemaking at Oliver Winery, then meet the residents at Indianapolis Zoo, and then indulge your taste buds at Rocket Fizz Indianapolis. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Monument Circle and then take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Indianapolis online day trip planner .

Getting from Michigan City to Indianapolis by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Michigan City to Indianapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Michigan City in March: high temperatures in Indianapolis hover around 13°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Indianapolis

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Oliver Winery
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Indianapolis Zoo ©
Indianapolis Zoo
Indianapolis Museum of Art ©
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Oliver Winery ©
Oliver Winery

4
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Visiting Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Carillon Historical Park and John Rankin House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cincinnati: Miami Valley Gaming (in Lebanon), Cincinnati Nature Center (in Milford) and National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (in Dayton). There's much more to do: try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino, see the interesting displays at Creation Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Cincinnati Museum Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Cincinnati sightseeing site .

You can take a bus from Indianapolis to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Dayton, John Rankin House, Creation Museum, Miami Valley Gaming, Cincinnati Nature Center
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Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park
JACK Cincinnati Casino ©
JACK Cincinnati Casino

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