16 days in Louisville & Kansas City Itinerary

16 days in Louisville & Kansas City Itinerary

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Louisville

— 8 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisville: Onyx Cave (in Cave City), Bennie's Barn Antique Mall (in Glendale) and Mammoth Cave (in Mammoth Cave National Park). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, relax in the rural setting at Sun Valley Farm, and bet on a winner at Churchill Downs.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville road trip planner.

New York City to Louisville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Louisville are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to Kansas City.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos

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Kansas City

— 7 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kansas City: Firekeeper Golf Course (in Mayetta) and Topeka (Museum of History & Evel Knievel Museum). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, contemplate the long history of Union Station, savor the flavors at Barley Bus Tours, and admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kansas City journey website.

Getting from Louisville to Kansas City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. May in Kansas City sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums

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