6 days in Indianapolis & Carmel Itinerary

6 days in Indianapolis & Carmel Itinerary

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Indianapolis — 1 night

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.
To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis route planning site.

Washington DC to Indianapolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in January, things will get slightly colder in Indianapolis: highs are around 36°F and lows about 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly to Carmel.
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Carmel — 4 nights

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hearst Castle and Gallery by the Sea Carmel. Get out of town with these interesting Carmel side-trips: San Simeon (Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center & Piedras Blancas). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral, make a trip to The Pilgrim's Way Community Bookstore and Secret Garden, and explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip planner.

Fly from Indianapolis to Carmel in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Indianapolis in January, things will get much hotter in Carmel: highs are around 62°F and lows about 44°F. You will leave for home on the 6th (Wed).
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