23 days in Kentucky & Los Angeles Itinerary

23 days in Kentucky & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

23 days in Kentucky & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  25​h
1
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lexington
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Bring the kids along to Jefferson Memorial Forest and The Parklands of Floyds Fork. Step out of the city life by going to Louisville Mega Cavern and Saunders Springs Nature Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown) and Bernheim Arboretum & Forest (in Clermont). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, shop like a local with Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery, trek along EP "Tom" Sawyer State Park, and stop by Uptown Art.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Louisville tour itinerary maker site .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Louisville is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Louisville is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Kuwait City in December, you will find days in Louisville are much colder (10°C), and nights are slightly colder (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Jefferson Memorial Forest, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, Bernheim Arboretum & Forest, Saunders Springs Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Saunders Springs Nature Preserve ©
Saunders Springs Nature Preserve

3
nights
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Head to The Glendale Antique Mall and Awaken Boutiquefor plenty of shopping. Kids will enjoy Nature & Wildlife Tours and Onyx Cave. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park, learn about all things military at Hart County Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tall Man's Misery, and trek along Cedar Sink Trail.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park online tour planner .

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 when traveling from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park is minus 1 hour. December in Mammoth Cave National Park sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Horse Cave, Hart County Museum, Onyx Cave, The Glendale Antique Mall, Awaken Boutique
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo ©
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

4
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
For shopping fun, head to Kentucky Soaps and Such or Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques. Visiting Salato Wildlife Education Center and Raven Run Nature Sanctuary will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (in Harrodsburg), Nada Tunnel (in Stanton) and Cane Ridge Meetinghouse (in Paris). Next up on the itinerary: try to win big at Keeneland, sample the fine beverages at Bluegrass Distillers, relax in the rural setting at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud, and view the masterpieces at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lexington planner .

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Lexington in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. December in Lexington sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Versailles, Kentucky Soaps and Such, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Salato Wildlife Education Center
Highlights from your plan
Nada Tunnel ©
Nada Tunnel
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea ©
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

10
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains, Bergamot Station, & more) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Oak Canyon Nature Center, & more). Pack the 9th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, identify plant and animal life at Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park, take in breathtaking views at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online attractions planner .

Getting from Lexington to Los Angeles by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lexington to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Lexington in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

Similar Plans

26 days in Las Vegas BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 33 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 25 days in Las Vegas & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWEDEN March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans