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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Crown Hill Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at White River State Park, examine the collection at Indiana State Museum, get advice or help at Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, then examine the collection at Rhythm! Discovery Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint John Evangelist Catholic Church.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Indianapolis trip planner.

Washington DC to Indianapolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, Indianapolis is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 52°F and lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) 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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monterey Bay Food Tours and Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Carmel tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Indianapolis to Carmel takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in November, with highs in Carmel at 65°F and lows at 47°F. On the 27th (Fri), you're off to home.
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