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Madison (Wisconsin) to Indianapolis via Bloomington (Illinois)

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Madison (Wisconsin) to Indianapolis road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Madison (Wisconsin) to Indianapolis. If you're planning a road trip to Indianapolis, 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

10:00 am  start in Madison (Wisconsin)
drive for about 55 minutes

10:55 am  Whitewater
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:55 am
drive for about 1 hour

1:05 pm  Rockford (Illinois)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:05 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:10 pm  Bloomington (Illinois)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Bloomington (Illinois)
drive for about 2 hours

1:09 pm  Crawfordsville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:09 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

3:03 pm  arrive in Indianapolis

day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?


Rockford (Illinois)  (5 answers)

Bloomington (Illinois)  (9 answers)
    questions about Bloomington (Illinois):
        Best free things to do in Bloomington (Illinois)?
        Inexpensive things for 4
        Covid sensitive hotels

Crawfordsville  (2 answers)

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?  (19 answers)

profile  Brett from Long Beach asked:
Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis  (4 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Indianapolis?  (4 answers)

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

profile  Harold from asked:
Safe area?  (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 Madison (Wisconsin) drive, 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 Madison (Wisconsin) to Indianapolis. Or get a full Madison (Wisconsin) 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 Madison (Wisconsin) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Madison (Wisconsin)!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 373 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 50 minutes
41 Madison (Wisconsin) travel answers
5 Rockford (Illinois) travel answers
9 Bloomington (Illinois) travel answers
2 Crawfordsville travel answers
60 Indianapolis travel answers


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