9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Lexington
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Mammoth Cave National Park
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Louisville
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Santa Claus
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Saint Louis
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Vandalia
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Indianapolis
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Cincinnati
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Columbus
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Lexington — 1 night

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Salato Wildlife Education Center. On the 9th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Salato Wildlife Education Center, then admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, and then take a memorable tour with Unique Horse Farm Tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lexington trip planning site.

White Sulphur Springs to Lexington is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from White Sulphur Springs in October, Lexington is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.
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Mammoth Cave National Park — 1 day

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Dinosaur World has been added to your itinerary. On the 10th (Sun), Head underground at Mammoth Cave, then get to know the resident critters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Dinosaur World.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. In October, daytime highs in Mammoth Cave National Park are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Louisville.
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Louisville — 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, pick up some new knowledge with Mark Payton Glass Center @ The Glassworks Bldg, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. October in Louisville sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Claus.
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Santa Claus — 1 night

Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): make a splash at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.

Before you visit Santa Claus, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Santa Claus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Santa Claus sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grant’s Farm.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Claus to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. October in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vandalia.
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Vandalia — 1 night

Vandalia is a town in Fayette County, Illinois, United States, 69mi northeast of St. For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vandalia trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Vandalia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Indianapolis.
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Indianapolis — 1 night

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
You've now added Exotic Feline Rescue Center to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at Rhythm! Discovery Center, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then make a trip to Central Canal, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Exotic Feline Rescue Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Indianapolis trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Vandalia to Indianapolis in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vandalia to Indianapolis due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Indianapolis are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati — 1 night

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, then engage your brain at Cincinnati Museum Center, and then relax in the rural setting at The Farm at Walnut Creek.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati road trip app.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Columbus.
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Columbus — 1 night

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Graeter's Ice Cream, Schmidt's Fudge Haus, The Candle Lab, and other attractions. On the 16th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at North Market Farmer's Market, then stop by Anthony Thomas Chocolates, and then look for gifts at Helen Winnemore's.

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Columbus online vacation planner.

Drive from Cincinnati to Columbus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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