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 28th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health and then look for gifts at Rocket Fizz. On the next day, don't miss a visit to USS Indianapolis Memorial, then don't miss a visit to The Miller House and Garden, then take a pleasant ride with Schooner Valley Stables, and finally gain insight at Indiana University.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Indianapolis day trip planning website.

Washington DC to Indianapolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in October, Indianapolis is a bit cooler at night with lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) 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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, view the masterpieces at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmelite Monastery.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Indianapolis to Carmel takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Carmel due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Tue).
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