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.
Get some cultural insight at Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Indianapolis Museum of Art, make a trip to Central Canal, examine the collection at The Eiteljorg Museum, and have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Indianapolis travel planner.

Washington DC to Indianapolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in January, with highs in Indianapolis at 36°F and lows at 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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. Get some cultural insight at Hearst Castle and Gallery by the Sea Carmel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carmel: San Simeon (Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center & Piedras Blancas). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Getting from Indianapolis to Carmel by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Carmel is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Indianapolis in January: high temperatures in Carmel hover around 62°F and lows are around 44°F. On the 20th (Wed), you're off to home.
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