9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  16​h
1
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lexington
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Newport
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Louisville is known for museums, nature, casinos, breweries, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, don't miss a visit to Heigold House Facade, contemplate the long history of Louisville Mega Cavern, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Louisville Zoo.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Louisville online sightseeing planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Louisville is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Louisville is minus 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Distillery Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): hike along Fat Man's Misery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Cave National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. September in Mammoth Cave National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

2
nights
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 5th (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Woodford Reserve Distillery and then try to win big at Keeneland. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Buffalo Trace Distillery and then immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lexington driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Lexington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Lexington are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Newport.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Woodford Reserve Distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery

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 7th (Fri), stroll through Devou Park, see the interesting displays at Creation Museum, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Newport Aquarium.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Newport trip maker .

Traveling by bus from Lexington to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Devou Park, Creation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium
Creation Museum
Creation Museum
Devou Park ©
Devou Park

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