11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  5​h
1
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
French Lick
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Sandusky
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Chicago

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Attractions like Louisville Zoo and Kentucky Science Center make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville route maker tool .

Chicago to Louisville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Louisville sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Zoo ©
Louisville Zoo
Kentucky Science Center ©
Kentucky Science Center

1
night
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll through Fat Man's Misery, then trek along Tall Man's Misery, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mammoth Cave National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. August in Mammoth Cave National Park sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to French Lick.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

1
night
French Lick

French Lick ©
French Lick is a town in French Lick Township, Orange County, in the U.S. On the 17th (Sat), examine the collection at French Lick West Baden Museum, then try to win big at French Lick Casino, and then cool off at Big Splash Adventure Indoor Waterpark & Resort.

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Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to French Lick takes 3 hours. Traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to French Lick, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in French Lick

Theme Parks Fun & Games Casinos
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French Lick Casino ©
French Lick Casino
French Lick West Baden Museum ©
French Lick West Baden Museum

2
nights
Indianapolis

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Indianapolis Zoo, then make a trip to Central Canal, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument Circle. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Museum of Art, then examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Indianapolis trip planner .

Drive from French Lick to Indianapolis in 2.5 hours. August in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Zoo ©
Indianapolis Zoo

3
nights
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kalahari Waterparks has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): make a splash at Kalahari Waterparks, get to know the resident critters at African Safari Wildlife Park, and then steep yourself in history at Port Clinton Lighthouse. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Thomas Edison Birthplace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lagoon Deer Park, and then cool off at Cedar Point.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sandusky itinerary planner.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Sandusky in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sandusky can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Port Clinton, Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, Thomas Edison Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Kalahari Waterparks ©
Kalahari Waterparks
African Safari Wildlife Park ©
African Safari Wildlife Park

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