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 20th (Tue): experience rural life at The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, take a pleasant ride with Schooner Valley Stables, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Miller House and Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Indianapolis tour itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Indianapolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in October since evenings lows in Indianapolis dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (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. Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Taste Morgan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, view the masterpieces at Gallery by the Sea Carmel, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Indianapolis to Carmel takes 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, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to home.
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