26 days in Indianapolis & Portland Itinerary

26 days in Indianapolis & Portland Itinerary

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Indianapolis
— 5 nights
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Portland
— 19 nights

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©

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.
Head to Exit 76 Antique Mall and Rocket Fizzfor plenty of shopping. Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens and Indiana Historical Society are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Indianapolis: Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. (in Westfield), Oliver Winery (in Bloomington) and Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Rhythm! Discovery Center, hike along Indianapolis Cultural Trail, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Room Fishers, and steep yourself in history at Lanier Mansion State Historic Site.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Indianapolis trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Indianapolis. In December, daytime highs in Indianapolis are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Indiana Historical Society ©
Indiana Historical Society
Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. ©
Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co.

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Portland

Portland ©

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Take a break from the city and head to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Willamette Valley. Explore hidden gems such as The Oregon Garden and Domaine Serene. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Salem (Willamette Heritage Center & Salem Railroad Station), Trillium Lake (in Government Camp) and Hood River (Mount Hood, Marchesi Vineyards, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Historic Carousel and Museum, hike along Forest Park, immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and view the masterpieces at Live Laugh Love Art.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Portland trip planner.

Fly from Indianapolis to Portland in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Indianapolis to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Portland when traveling from Indianapolis in December, with lows around 35°F.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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The Oregon Garden ©
The Oregon Garden
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area ©
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

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