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Indianapolis to Madison (Wisconsin) drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Indianapolis to Madison (Wisconsin) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Indianapolis to Madison (Wisconsin). If you're planning a road trip to Madison (Wisconsin), you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Indianapolis
drive for about 48 minutes

11:48 am  Frankfort (Indiana)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:48 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:31 pm  Kouts (Indiana)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:31 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:44 pm  Wicker Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Wicker Park
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:40 pm  Rockford (Illinois)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:40 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:47 pm  Lake Kegonsa State Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:47 pm
drive for about 21 minutes

4:08 pm  arrive in Madison (Wisconsin)

day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Frankfort (Indiana)

Kouts (Indiana)

Wicker Park  (51 mentions)

Rockford (Illinois)  (5 answers)

Lake Kegonsa State Park

Where's the best place to eat in Madison (Wisconsin)?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Old Fashioned, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

L'Etoile  (2 mentions)
Ha Long Bay  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Madison (Wisconsin)? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Madison (Wisconsin)?

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:

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 Madison (Wisconsin). Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Madison?  (9 answers)

profile  Keith from Denver asked:
Family-friendly campsites near Madison for large groups  (3 answers)

profile  Miguel from Madison asked:
Where is there a good Japanese restaurant?  (3 answers)

profile  Wyatt from Dubuque asked:
One day trip, looking for a good time under $100  (2 answers)

profile  Mary from New England asked:
Catholic Easter Vigil Mass with good music in Madison?  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Madison (Wisconsin).

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 Madison (Wisconsin) to Indianapolis drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Indianapolis? Try searching for places within 5 hours of Indianapolis.

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 334 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 8 minutes
Madison (Wisconsin) is 1 hour behind Indianapolis
60 Indianapolis travel answers
1 Kouts (Indiana) travel answer
5 Rockford (Illinois) travel answers
41 Madison (Wisconsin) travel answers


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