4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Chicago
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
1
Newport
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Louisville
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Chicago

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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. Planning Newport trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Chicago to Newport is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Newport due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Newport, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Newport

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium

1
night
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm and then immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington road trip planner .

You can drive from Newport to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Lexington

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trip

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
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Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

1
night
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): trek along Fat Man's Misery and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park.

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Drive from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park. In March, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park

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night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Louisville trip website .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Louisville are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©

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