22 days in Louisville & Athens Itinerary

22 days in Louisville & Athens Itinerary

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22 days in Louisville & Athens Itinerary

Start: Louisville, United States
1
Louisville, United States
— 10 nights
Fly:  17​h
2
Athens, Greece
— 10 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Louisville, United States

10
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Louisville, United States

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Sun Valley Farm (in Versailles), Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm (in Georgetown) and Lexington (James E. Pepper Distillery & Barrel House Distillery). The adventure continues: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, stroll through Fat Man's Misery, have some family-friendly fun at Houdini's Room Escape, and examine the collection at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Louisville trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Louisville International Standiford Field, Blue Grass Airport and Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport. September in Louisville sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Cincinnati, Elizabethtown, Indianapolis, Frankfort
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 16:
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Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
James E. Pepper Distillery ©
James E. Pepper Distillery

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nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Corinth (Acrocorinth & Corinth Canal), Nafplio (Tiryns, Nauplion Promenade, & more) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get great views at Mount Lycabettus, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Athens day trip planning website .

Fly from Louisville to Athens in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Louisville to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Louisville in September, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 69°F. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nafplio, Corinth, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Moni Osiou Patapiou
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 27:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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