9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Newport
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Louisville
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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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. To find maps and more tourist information, read our Newport online trip itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Newport is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Toronto in October, you will find days in Newport are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Lexington.

Things to do in Newport

Museums

Side Trip

Creation Museum
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Creation Museum
Creation Museum

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nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Escape the urban bustle at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and Kentucky Horse Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Nada Tunnel (in Stanton) and Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles). The adventure continues: try your luck at Keeneland, experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and contemplate the long history of Jack Jouett House Historic Site.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Lexington route app .

Take a bus from Newport to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Lexington are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Versailles, Nada Tunnel, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
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Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Woodford Reserve Distillery ©
Woodford Reserve Distillery

2
nights
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 21st (Sun): explore and take pictures at NCM Motorsports Park, then see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Fat Man's Misery and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park online visit planner .

Getting from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Bowling Green
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum

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nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Louisville Mega Cavern and Churchill Downs will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Kentucky Derby Museum. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at The Parklands of Floyds Fork, snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, and examine the collection at Muhammad Ali Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Louisville trip app .

Drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 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. October in Louisville sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Nature Museums
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

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