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 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and then relax in the rural setting at The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health. On the next day, make a trip to USS Indianapolis Memorial, contemplate the long history of Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, do a tasting at Easley Winery, then take an in-depth tour of Indiana Historical Society, then have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Crown Hill Cemetery.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Indianapolis trip builder site.

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 little chillier at night with lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight 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. Get a sense of the local culture at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Carmelite Monastery. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel tour builder.

You can fly from Indianapolis to Carmel in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Carmel due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to home.
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