9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Drive to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Fly to Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Drive to Petersburg
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Petersburg
— 1 night
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Williamstown
— 1 night
Drive
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Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Loretto
— 1 night
Drive
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 3 nights
Drive

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Petersburg — 1 night

Located on the site of an ancient Indian settlement, Petersburg is a small rural community.
On the 11th (Sun), get outside with England idlewild park and then learn more about the world around you at Creation Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Petersburg sightseeing tool.

New Berlin to Petersburg is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New Berlin to Petersburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Berlin in July, expect Petersburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Williamstown.
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Childrens Museums · Museums · Outdoors
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Williamstown — 1 night

Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Ark Encounter.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamstown day trip site.

Getting from Petersburg to Williamstown by car takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Williamstown can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Louisville.
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Louisville — 2 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and then try to win big at Churchill Downs.

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Traveling by car from Williamstown to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Loretto.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Loretto — 1 night

Loretto is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Maker's Mark, then do a tasting at Jesters Winery & Cafe, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Limestone Branch Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Abbey of Gethsemani.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Loretto trip tool.

You can drive from Louisville to Loretto in 1.5 hours. In July in Loretto, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Historic Sites
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Mammoth Cave National Park — 3 nights

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): Head underground at Diamond Caverns and then get to know the resident critters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and then trek along Fat Man's Misery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Loretto to Mammoth Cave National Park in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.
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