4 days in Indianapolis & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

4 days in Indianapolis & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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4 days in Indianapolis & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Drive:  2​h
1
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Louisville

1
night
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
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 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, look for gifts at Rocket Fizz, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Indianapolis Zoo, then admire the landmark architecture of Scottish Rite Cathedral, and finally try to win big at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis trip planning website .

Louisville to Indianapolis is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Louisville in February: high temperatures in Indianapolis hover around 40°F and lows are around 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Zoo ©
Indianapolis Zoo
Rocket Fizz ©
Rocket Fizz

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then get great views at Lookout Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Indianapolis to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Yellowstone National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Indianapolis in February: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 28°F and lows are around 4°F. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lookout Point ©
Lookout Point

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