5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Newport
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cave City
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​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. On the 29th (Sun), meet the residents at Newport Aquarium.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Newport holiday maker app .

Chicago to Newport is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Newport is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in March, you will find days in Newport are a bit warmer (51°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Newport

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 30th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Louisville Zoo and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Louisville trip builder site .

Getting from Newport to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Louisville are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Tours Historic Sites
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Room Escape Games
Louisville Zoo ©
Louisville Zoo

2
nights
Cave City

Cave City ©
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Lost River Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave. On your second day here, stroll through Tall Man's Misery, then hike along Fat Man's Misery, then see the interesting displays at Dinosaur World, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave.

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Traveling by car from Louisville to Cave City takes 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Cave City due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Bowling Green
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave

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