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 23rd (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Room Fishers and then make a trip to USS Indianapolis Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at 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 pause for some serene contemplation at Saint John Evangelist Catholic Church.

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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 25th (Sun) early enough 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. Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Carmel Art Association are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, hike along Scenic Road Walkway, and examine the collection at Sunset Cultural Center.

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You can fly from Indianapolis to Carmel in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Carmel. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 29th (Thu), you're off to home.
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