5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Berea
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Newport
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: New York City

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Berea

Berea ©
Berea is a home rule-class city in Madison County, Kentucky, in the United States. To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Berea trip planner.

New York City to Berea is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 65°F in Berea. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Berea

Shopping Museums
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Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea ©
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Weston Glass Studio ©
Weston Glass Studio

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 19th (Fri): trek along Fat Man's Misery, stroll through Cedar Sink Trail, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park trip website .

Drive from Berea to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Berea to Mammoth Cave National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 20th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, stop by The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, and then steep yourself in history at Louisville Mega Cavern. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, then try to win big at Churchill Downs, and finally explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Louisville trip itinerary site .

Drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Louisville, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass ©
21c Museum Hotel ©
21c Museum Hotel

1
night
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 22nd (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Newport Aquarium, then make a trip to Blue Marble Books, then let little ones run wild at George Rogers Clark Park, and finally browse the different shops at Newport on the Levee.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport visit planning app .

Getting from Louisville to Newport by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Louisville in July since evenings lows in Newport dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Shopping Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Blue Marble Books, George Rogers Clark Park
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Newport on the Levee ©
Newport on the Levee
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium
George Rogers Clark Park ©
George Rogers Clark Park

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