25 days in Kentucky Itinerary

25 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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25 days in Kentucky Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  26​h
Lexington
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Louisville
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
Covington
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
New Delhi

6
days
Lexington

Lexington
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Get in touch with nature at Kentucky Horse Park and Natural Bridge State Resort Park. Head to Cane Ridge Meetinghouse and Log House Craft Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles), Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort) and Kentucky Reptile Zoo (in Slade). Next up on the itinerary: try your luck at Keeneland Select, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, and stroll through University of Kentucky Arboretum.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lexington trip itinerary builder.

New Delhi, India to Lexington is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from New Delhi to Lexington. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Lexington to be little chillier, around 1°C, while days are cooler, around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berea, Slade, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Cane Ridge Meetinghouse
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Kentucky Horse Park
Kentucky Horse Park
Natural Bridge State Resort Park ©
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

5
days
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Escape the urban bustle at Mammoth Cave National Park and Tall Man's Misery. Venture out of the city with trips to Bowling Green (National Corvette Museum, NCM Motorsports Park, & more), Moutardier Marina (in Leitchfield) and Cub Run Cave (in Cub Run). And it doesn't end there: hike along Fat Man's Misery, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail, and examine the collection at Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Cave National Park custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bowling Green, Cave City, Cub Run Cave, Moutardier Marina, Diamond Caverns
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Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave
Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns

7
days
Louisville

Louisville
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Take a break from the city and head to Louisville Mega Cavern and Jefferson Memorial Forest. Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Maker's Mark Distillery, Inc (in Loretto), Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown) and McIntyre's Winery and Berries (in Bardstown). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, meet the residents at Louisville Zoo, and take in the views from The Big Four Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Louisville trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Louisville are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Covington.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, Maker's Mark Distillery, Inc, Jefferson Memorial Forest, McIntyre's Winery and Berries
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Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Mega Cavern
Saunders Springs Nature Preserve
Saunders Springs Nature Preserve
Jefferson Memorial Forest ©
Jefferson Memorial Forest

4
days
Covington

Covington
Covington is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, in the Upland South region of the United States. Escape the urban bustle at England idlewild park and World Of Golf. When in Covington, make a side trip to see Ark Encounter in Williamstown, approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Newport on the Levee, don't miss a visit to World Peace Bell Center, examine the collection at Creation Museum, and enjoy some diversion at Totter's Otterville.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Covington holiday planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Covington in 2 hours. In January in Covington, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -5°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Covington

Outdoors Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Newport, England idlewild park, World Of Golf, Ark Encounter, Creation Museum
Highlights from your plan
England idlewild park
England idlewild park
Newport on the Levee
Newport on the Levee
World Of Golf
World Of Golf

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