15 days in Kentucky Itinerary

15 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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15 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lexington
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Newport
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Lagos

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Popular historic sites such as Louisville Mega Cavern and Locust Grove are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at The Parklands of Floyds Fork and Louisville Zoo. Go for a jaunt from Louisville to West Point to see Civil War Fort Duffield about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, catch the contagious excitement of Churchill Downs, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cave Hill Cemetery.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Louisville tour itinerary planning website .

Lagos, Nigeria to Louisville is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Lagos to Louisville due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Lagos in November; daily highs in Louisville reach 16°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Civil War Fort Duffield
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Step out of the city life by going to Mammoth Cave National Park and Tall Man's Misery. And it doesn't end there: trek along Cedar Sink Trail, look for gifts at Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop, Head underground at Onyx Cave, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cave City
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Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail
Onyx Cave ©
Onyx Cave

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Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Escape the urban bustle at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm and Kentucky Horse Park. Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Claiborne Farm (in Paris), Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (in Harrodsburg) and Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort). There's still lots to do: try your luck at Keeneland, get lost in a book at Lexington Public Library Ceiling Clock and Foucault Pendulum, sample the tasty concoctions at Woodford Reserve Distillery, and take in the exciting artwork at Damselfly Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lexington online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Mammoth Cave National Park to Lexington by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In November in Lexington, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Newport.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Claiborne Farm, Woodford Reserve Distillery, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
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Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill ©
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Keeneland ©
Keeneland

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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. Visiting England idlewild park and Kincaid Lake State Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Augusta (O'Neil Landing & Rosemary Clooney House) and Ark Encounter (in Williamstown). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Newport Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Creation Museum, and snap pictures at Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Newport road trip planning website .

Take a bus from Lexington to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Kincaid Lake State Park, England idlewild park, Ark Encounter, Creation Museum
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Ark Encounter ©
Ark Encounter
England idlewild park ©
England idlewild park
Rosemary Clooney House ©
Rosemary Clooney House

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