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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): experience rural life at The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with Schooner Valley Stables, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Miller House and Garden, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Flat12 Bierwerks, and finally test your team's savvy at The Escape Room Fishers.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis day trip planner.

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Indianapolis, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow 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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Gallery by the Sea Carmel. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, steep yourself in history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and get the lay of the land with Carmel Walks.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Carmel trip planner.

You can 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. In October, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Mon).
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