6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Cave City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Portland

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fat Man's Misery. Escape the urban bustle at Onyx Cave and Cub Run Cave. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park, look for gifts at Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop, and see the interesting displays at Dinosaur World.

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Portland to Cave City is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Portland in July since evenings lows in Cave City dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at My Old Kentucky Home, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, view the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel, then steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and finally steep yourself in history at Churchill Downs.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Louisville day trip planning site .

You can drive from Cave City to Louisville in 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cave City to Louisville due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

My Old Kentucky Home, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Highlights from your plan
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern

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