5 days in Indianapolis & Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Indianapolis & Pennsylvania Itinerary

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5 days in Indianapolis & Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Drive:  2​h
1
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Louisville

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the next day, have fun at Lucas Oil Stadium, then admire the natural beauty at Garfield Park Conservatory & Sunken Garden, and then try your luck at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis journey builder website .

Louisville to Indianapolis is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Louisville in February; daily highs in Indianapolis reach 40°F and lows reach 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games Museums Childrens Museums

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Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

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Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Devils Den.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Indianapolis to Gettysburg by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. February in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 20th (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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