6 days in Indianapolis & Nashville Itinerary

6 days in Indianapolis & Nashville Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

6 days in Indianapolis & Nashville Itinerary

Indianapolis
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Indianapolis

3
days
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiteljorg Museum and Indiana State Museum. Get outdoors at Turkey Run State Park and Zipline. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Indianapolis: Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum (in Columbus) and Conner Prairie Interactive History Park (in Fishers). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Indiana War Memorial, contemplate the long history of Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, and appreciate the history behind Monument Circle.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Indianapolis. In October in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Turkey Run State Park, Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum, Zipline, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Indianapolis.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Eiteljorg Museum
Turkey Run State Park

3
days
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Loretta Lynn's Ranch and Franklin on Foot are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Stones River National Battlefield and Tennessee State Museum. Step out of Nashville to go to Franklin and see Lotz House Museum, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, see the interesting displays at George Jones Museum, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Nashville in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in October, you will find days in Nashville are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Franklin, Stones River National Battlefield, Loretta Lynn's Ranch
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Nashville.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Loretta Lynn's Ranch
Franklin on Foot
Stones River National Battlefield

Similar Plans

9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Dublin, Nashville & Roanoke BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Nashville, Atlanta & Tybee Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Nashville, Atlanta & Tybee Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Kissimmee, Louisville & Nashville BY A USER FROM CANADA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Indianapolis BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans