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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Crown Hill Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Brown County Pioneer Museum and Old Log Jail, then take a pleasant ride with Schooner Valley Stables, then stroll through The Miller House and Garden, and finally admire the striking features of North Christian Church.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Indianapolis vacation 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 slightly colder at night with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) 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 Taste Morgan and San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, view the masterpieces at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery, and admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Indianapolis to Carmel takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You will leave for home on the 1st (Sun).
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