9 days in Indianapolis & Portland Itinerary

9 days in Indianapolis & Portland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Indianapolis
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 5 nights
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Indianapolis

— 3 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.
Explore Indianapolis' surroundings by going to Newport Aquarium (in Newport), Louisville (21c Museum Hotel, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, &more) and JACK Cincinnati Casino (in Cincinnati). There's still lots to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, get to know the resident critters at Indianapolis Zoo, and pause for some photo ops at Peyton Manning Statue.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis online tour builder.

Seattle to Indianapolis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Seattle to Indianapolis, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in March: high temperatures in Indianapolis hover around 49°F and lows are around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Portland.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Portland

— 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jonsrud Viewpoint (in Sandy), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, &more). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, and see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland online route planner.

You can fly from Indianapolis to Portland in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in March, with highs in Portland at 57°F and lows at 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

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