15 days in Kentucky Itinerary

15 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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15 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Gilbertsville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Park City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Louisville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lexington
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Newport
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Gilbertsville

Gilbertsville ©
On the 5th (Wed), stop by Newsom's Old Mill Store.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gilbertsville online sightseeing planner .

Chicago to Gilbertsville is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly. In June, daytime highs in Gilbertsville are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Park City.

Things to do in Gilbertsville

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Venture River Water Park, Kentucky Dam, Newsom's Old Mill Store
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Venture River Water Park ©
Venture River Water Park

4
nights
Park City

Park City ©
Park City is a home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, United States. Kids will enjoy Fat Man's Misery and Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Bowling Green (Chaney's Dairy Barn, Lost River Cave, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park, don't miss a visit to 212 on the Main, examine the collection at Dinosaur World, and look for gifts at Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Park City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gilbertsville to Park City takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Park City are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Park City

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cave City, Bowling Green, Horse Cave, Mammoth Cave National Park, 212 on the Main
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave

4
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Holiday World & Splashin' Safari and Louisville Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Nashville (Salt Creek Trail & Zipline). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, and try to win big at Churchill Downs.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Louisville trip planning site .

You can drive from Park City to Louisville in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. June in Louisville sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, Salt Creek Trail
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Holiday World & Splashin' Safari ©
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Louisville Zoo ©
Louisville Zoo
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©

3
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Malibu Jack's Lexington and Paradise Cove Aquatic Center. Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Student Crafts on the Square Gallery (in Berea) and Salato Wildlife Education Center (in Frankfort). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and catch the contagious excitement of Keeneland.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lexington road trip app .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Lexington sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Newport.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Paradise Cove Aquatic Center, Student Crafts on the Square Gallery, Salato Wildlife Education Center
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Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Newport

Newport
Newport is a home rule-class city at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter, have some family-friendly fun at XhilaRacing, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Newport Aquarium. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Creation Museum, and then take in the views from Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Newport trip planner .

You can take a bus from Lexington to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Creation Museum, Ark Encounter, XhilaRacing, Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site ©
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

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