5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Cave City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Covington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Indianapolis

1
night
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 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Dinosaur World, then Head underground at Onyx Cave, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fat Man's Misery. On the next day, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns, and then Head underground at Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cave City driving holiday planner .

Indianapolis to Cave City is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Cave City. In October, daytime highs in Cave City are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Diamond Caverns, Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum
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Dinosaur World ©
Dinosaur World
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, see the interesting displays at Frazier History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Louisville day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Cave City to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In October in Louisville, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Covington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Frazier History Museum ©
Frazier History Museum
21c Museum Hotel ©
21c Museum Hotel

2
nights
Covington

Covington ©
Covington is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, located at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Jungle Jim's International Market, see the interesting displays at Behringer-Crawford Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. On the next day, stroll through Riverwalk, delve into the lush surroundings at Cincinnati Nature Center, then explore the world behind art at Taft Museum of Art, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Houdini's Room Escape.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Covington trip planner .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Covington takes 2 hours. In October in Covington, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Covington

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cincinnati, Jungle Jim's International Market, Cincinnati Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Behringer-Crawford Museum ©
Behringer-Crawford Museum
Cincinnati Nature Center ©
Cincinnati Nature Center
Jungle Jim's International Market ©
Jungle Jim's International Market

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