7 days in Indianapolis & Carmel Itinerary

7 days in Indianapolis & Carmel Itinerary

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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 next day, take in panoramic vistas at City-County Building Observatory, see the interesting displays at Rhythm! Discovery Center, appreciate the history behind Monument Circle, then admire the landmark architecture of Scottish Rite Cathedral, then learn about winemaking at Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co., and finally look for gifts at Rocket Fizz.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Indianapolis itinerary 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 2°C and lows about -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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 Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Photography West Gallery. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, and stroll around Garland Ranch Regional Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Indianapolis to Carmel takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Carmel. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in January; daily highs in Carmel reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Thu).
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