6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky tour planner
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Drive
1
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly

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Louisville — 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

Plan trip to Louisville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Newark to Louisville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Louisville, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lexington.
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Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks
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Lexington — 3 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mary Todd Lincoln House and Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and William Whitley House. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lexington Cemetery and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lexington are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly 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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