7 days in Indianapolis & Carmel Itinerary

7 days in Indianapolis & Carmel Itinerary

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Indianapolis
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— 4 nights
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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 a sense of the local culture at Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. and Rhythm! Discovery Center. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art, examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and appreciate the history behind Medal of Honor Memorial.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis trip planner.

Washington to Indianapolis is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington in January, with highs in Indianapolis at 36°F and lows at 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) 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 Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, sample some tasty brews at Monterey Bay Food Tours, and take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Indianapolis to Carmel by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Carmel. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in January; daily highs in Carmel reach 62°F and lows reach 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.
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