10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Edinburgh
Fly:  20​h 45​min
Cave City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Bardstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Edinburgh

2
days
Cave City

Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then hike along Fat Man's Misery, and then examine the collection at Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Cub Run Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cave City travel itinerary creator.

Edinburgh, UK to Cave City is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, you will find days in Cave City are warmer (37°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bardstown.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum, Fat Man's Misery, Diamond Caverns, Cub Run Cave
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Caverns
Zipline

3
days
Bardstown

Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Conrad-Caldwell House and Old Louisville are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Barton Distillery and The Abbey of Gethsemani. Change things up with these side-trips from Bardstown: Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co (in Louisville) and Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum, examine the collection at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, play a few rounds at My Old Kentucky Home, and learn about winemaking at McIntyre's Winery and Berries.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Bardstown vacation builder.

You can drive from Cave City to Bardstown in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cave City to Bardstown is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Bardstown are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Bardstown

Historic Sites Museums Golf

Side Trips

Louisville, Limestone Branch Distillery, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, The Abbey of Gethsemani
Highlights from your plan
Conrad-Caldwell House
My Old Kentucky Home
Barton Distillery

3
days
Lexington

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Lexington Cemetery and Old Fort Harrod State Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ashland - The Henry Clay Estate and Frankfort Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Frankfort), Berea (Berea Arts Council & Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea) and Zipline (in Campton). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm and do a tasting at Equus Run Vineyards.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Bardstown to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Berea, Frankfort, Zipline, Equus Run Vineyards, Old Fort Harrod State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Lexington Cemetery
Zipline
Old Fort Harrod State Park

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