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Bluffton to Indianapolis drive with pets

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 Santee (South Carolina)
driving   /   2 days   /   pets   /   no RV


Pet-friendly stops from Bluffton to Indianapolis

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Bluffton to Indianapolis with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Indianapolis, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Bluffton
drive for about 2 hours

10:46 am  Santee (South Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:46 am
drive for about 59 minutes

12:45 pm  Columbia
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:45 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:17 pm  Asheville
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 6:17 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:54 pm  Gatlinburg
stay overnight at River Terrace Resort & Convention Center
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from River Terrace Resort & Convention Center
drive for about 2 hours

12:08 pm  London
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:08 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:37 pm  Lexington
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:37 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:03 pm  Louisville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:03 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:48 pm  arrive in Indianapolis
eat at Buda di Beppo
stay at Conrad Indianapolis

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours
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What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Santee (South Carolina)  (2 answers)
    Santee State Park  (1 mention)
    Joy Lan Drive-In 1  (1 mention)

Columbia  (14 answers)
    Happy Tails Pet Sitting, LLC  (1 mention)
    Camp Bow Wow - Columbia SC  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Columbia:
        Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
        Flying Saucer - Columbia
        Grill Marks - Columbia
        Twisted Spur Brewing

Asheville  (80 answers)
    Asheville Urban Trail  (1 mention)
    Funky Mutt  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Asheville:
        Posana Cafe
        Over Easy Cafe
        The Southern Kitchen and Bar
        Mellow Mushroom
        Mayfel's Restaurant
        City Bakery and Cafe
    questions about Asheville:
        Short weekend in Asheville
        Dining and lodging on a budget?
        Bachelorette Party
        Where to stay and what to do in Asheville N. Carolina?
        Things to do and places to eat/drink during girls weekend?

Gatlinburg  (31 answers)
    The Village Shops  (1 mention)
    The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum  (1 mention)
    Smokey Mountain Winery  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Gatlinburg:
        Humdingers Frozen Yogurt
    pet-friendly hotels around Gatlinburg:
        River Terrace Resort & Convention Center
        Red Carpet Inn of Gatlinburg
        Smoky Mountain Cabins
        Quality Inn & Suites
        Brookside Resort
        Four Seasons Motor Lodge


Lexington  (28 answers)
    University of Kentucky Campus  (1 mention)
    America's Uptown Hounds Luxury Resorts  (1 mention)
    Coldstream Dog Park  (1 mention)
    Bluegrass Barkery  (1 mention)
    Jacobson Dog Park  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Lexington:
        Blue Stallion Brewing
    questions about Lexington:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Lexington?
        Best place to stay in Lexington while attending the Rolex 3 day event?
        stays overnight, Lexington, Ky. near highway

Louisville  (47 answers)
    Louisville Ghost Tours  (1 mention)
    Pawsibilities  (1 mention)
    Call My Assistant  (1 mention)
    Pet Nanny For Hire  (1 mention)
    Gilmer Park Animal Clinic  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Louisville:
        Bistro 301
        Merle's Whiskey Kitchen
        Bristol Bar & Grill
    questions about Louisville:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Louisville?
        Any cool things to do/places to eat in Louisville?
        What's the best neighborhood in Louisville for a first time visitor?
        Hotels to stay at during the Kentucky Derby?
        Has anyone been to Butchertown Market?

Where's the best place to stay in Indianapolis?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Indianapolis.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Conrad Indianapolis.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

Hilton Indianapolis  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular hotels in Indianapolis? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Indianapolis?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Buda di Beppo.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Indianapolis? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Indianapolis?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on GoPetFriendly:

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Indianapolis. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?  (10 answers)

profile  Kira from Los Angeles asked:
Awesome food trucks?  (3 answers)

profile  Brett from Long Beach asked:
Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis  (3 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Indianapolis?  (3 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Indianapolis to Bluffton drive with pets, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Bluffton to Indianapolis. Or get a full Bluffton to Indianapolis flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Bluffton well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Bluffton!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 768 miles
driving time of 12 hours, 12 minutes
Indianapolis is the same time as Bluffton
3 Bluffton travel answers
2 Santee (South Carolina) travel answers
14 Columbia travel answers
80 Asheville travel answers
31 Gatlinburg travel answers
1 London travel answer
28 Lexington travel answers
47 Louisville travel answers
37 Indianapolis travel answers


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