14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Louisville
— 1 day
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Corydon
— 1 night
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Utica
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Logan
— 2 nights
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
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Bowling Green
— 1 night
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Louisville — 1 day

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at EP "Tom" Sawyer State Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, and then explore the striking landscape at Falls of the Ohio State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Louisville. In June, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Corydon.
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Corydon — 1 night

Corydon is a town in Harrison Township, Harrison County, Indiana. For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Corydon trip maker website.

Drive from Louisville to Corydon in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Corydon can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Utica.
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Utica — 1 night

North Utica, often known as Utica, is a village in Utica Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. On the 15th (Tue), explore the activities along Allen Park, admire the majestic nature at Matthiessen State Park, then trek along Starved Rock State Park, and finally learn about winemaking at August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room.

Make your Utica itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Corydon to Utica by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Corydon to Utica is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Corydon in June, things will get slightly colder in Utica: highs are around 81°F and lows about 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chicago.
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Chicago — 3 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lakefront Trail and Chicago River. Get outdoors at Indiana Dunes State Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Chesterton (Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve & Cowles Bog). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, stroll through Millennium Park, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and find something for the whole family at Fox in a Box Chicago.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Utica to Chicago takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. June in Chicago sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Logan.
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Logan — 2 nights

Logan is a city in Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Visiting Ash Cave and Gorge Overlook Trail will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve and Hemlock Bridge Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Jet Pack Water Adventure (in Lancaster), Zaleski State Forest (in Zaleski) and Chestnut Ridge (in Carroll). Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll through Pickerington Ponds, admire the majestic nature at Lake Logan State Park, and hike along Whispering Cave Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Logan trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Logan takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Logan are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Lexington.
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Lexington — 2 nights

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 22nd (Tue), make a trip to Floral Clock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salato Wildlife Education Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud, then surround yourself with nature on Unique Horse Farm Tours, and finally stroll through Legacy Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Boonesborough State Park, take a peaceful walk through Berea Pinnacles, then make a trip to Richmond Area Arts Center, and finally stroll through Raven Run Nature Sanctuary.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lexington online visit planner.

Drive from Logan to Lexington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.
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Mammoth Cave National Park — 2 nights

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Tall Man's Misery, then stroll through Cedar Sink Trail, then Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and finally hike along Fat Man's Misery.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Cave National Park itinerary planning site.

Getting from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. June in Mammoth Cave National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bowling Green.
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Bowling Green — 1 night

Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to 1921 Standard Oil Station.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bowling Green itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Bowling Green takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Bowling Green are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.
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Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.
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Indiana travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.
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Illinois travel guide

4.3
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.
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Ohio travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.
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