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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Indiana War Memorial, make a trip to Central Canal, examine the collection at The Eiteljorg Museum, then examine the collection at Rhythm! Discovery Center, and finally take a stroll through Lockerbie Square District.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Indianapolis trip planner.

Washington DC to Indianapolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in January, with highs in Indianapolis at 36°F and lows at 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly to Carmel.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
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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 Hearst Castle and Gallery by the Sea Carmel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carmel: San Simeon (Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center & Piedras Blancas). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmelite Monastery, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Carmel trip planner.

You can fly from Indianapolis to Carmel in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Carmel due to the time zone difference. In January, Carmel is much hotter than Indianapolis - with highs of 62°F and lows of 44°F. On the 12th (Tue), you're off to home.
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