22 days in Louisville, Springfield & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

22 days in Louisville, Springfield & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Louisville
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Louisville

— 5 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Mammoth Cave (in Mammoth Cave National Park), Onyx Cave (in Cave City) and Dog Creek Recreation Area (in Cub Run). The adventure continues: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, and bet on a winner at Churchill Downs.

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New York City to Louisville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Louisville, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. You will leave for Springfield on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Springfield

— 5 nights

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Explore Springfield's surroundings by going to Hannibal (Mark Twain Boyhood Home, Rockcliffe Mansion, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, admire the striking features of Elijah Iles House, make a trip to Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and ponder the world of politics at Illinois State Capitol.

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Traveling by flight from Louisville to Springfield takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Springfield. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 10 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and hike along Fountain Paint Pot.

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Traveling by flight from Springfield to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Springfield to Yellowstone National Park is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Springfield in May: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F and lows are around 27°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails