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Pittsburgh to Indianapolis drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Pittsburgh to Indianapolis road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Pittsburgh 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

11:00 am  start in Pittsburgh
drive for about 59 minutes

11:59 am  Wheeling (West Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:59 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:15 pm  Zanesville (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:15 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

4:12 pm  Columbus
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Columbus
drive for about 1 hour

12:08 pm  Dayton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:08 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

1:56 pm  Richmond (Indiana)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:56 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:11 pm  arrive in Indianapolis

day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Wheeling (West Virginia)  (3 answers)

Zanesville (Ohio)  (2 answers)

Columbus  (39 answers)
    The Short North  (3 mentions)
    Wolf's Ridge Brewing  (2 mentions)
    Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse  (2 mentions)
    North Market  (2 mentions)
    Columbus Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Columbus:
        Late Night Slice
        Northstar CafĂ©
        Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
        The Thurman Cafe
        Lavash Cafe
    questions about Columbus:
        What's the best neighborhood in Columbus for a first time visitor?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?
        Where should we eat in Columbus?
        What to see and eat in Short North with just a day?
        Traveling thru Columbus Ohio on I -71 need a motel near by.

Dayton  (5 answers)

Richmond (Indiana)
    questions about Richmond (Indiana):
        What's the best neighborhood in Richmond (Indiana) for a first time visitor?


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?  (15 answers)

profile  Brett from Long Beach asked:
Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis  (4 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  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 Pittsburgh drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Pittsburgh? Try searching for places within 5.5 hours of Pittsburgh.

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 359 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 33 minutes
50 Pittsburgh travel answers
3 Wheeling (West Virginia) travel answers
2 Zanesville (Ohio) travel answers
39 Columbus travel answers
5 Dayton travel answers
1 Richmond (Indiana) travel answer
41 Indianapolis travel answers





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