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Chicago to Indianapolis drive

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  Chicago
 Gary
 Kentland
 Triple XXX Family Restaurant
 Indianapolis Museum of Art
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Chicago to Indianapolis road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Chicago to Indianapolis. If you're planning a road trip to Indianapolis, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Chicago and Indianapolis. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Chicago and Indianapolis. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Chicago
drive for about 38 minutes

10:38 am  Gary
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:38 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:59 pm  Kentland
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:59 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

2:52 pm  eat at Triple XXX Family Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:52 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:08 pm  Indianapolis Museum of Art
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:08 pm
drive for about 8 minutes

6:16 pm  arrive in Indianapolis

driving ≈ 4.5 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Chicago, Illinois.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.


How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.


Where should I stop along the way?

Gary  (3 answers)

Kentland

Triple XXX Family Restaurant

Indianapolis Museum of Art  (4 mentions)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Indianapolis, Indiana.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.


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 Trippy:

Indianapolis Zoo  (2 mentions)

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?  (6 answers)

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

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

profile  Brett from Long Beach asked:
Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Indianapolis.




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 Chicago drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Chicago? Try searching for places within 3 hours of Chicago.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Chicago to Indianapolis. Or get a full Chicago 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 Chicago well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Chicago!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 184 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 56 minutes
Indianapolis is 1 hour ahead of Chicago
278 Chicago travel answers
3 Gary travel answers
28 Indianapolis travel answers





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