7 days in Indianapolis & Carmel Itinerary

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 (Wed): don't miss a visit to USS Indianapolis Memorial. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from City-County Building Observatory, examine the collection at Rhythm! Discovery Center, take an in-depth tour of Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens, then do a tasting at Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co., and finally admire the masterpieces at Indianapolis Art Center.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis travel route planning app.

Washington DC to Indianapolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect Indianapolis to be slightly colder, temps between 41°F and 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can 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 some cultural insight at Monterey Bay Food Tours and Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, stroll through Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Carmel tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Indianapolis to Carmel takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Carmel is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Indianapolis in December, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 43°F at night. You will leave for home on the 29th (Tue).
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