5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Lexington
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Bardstown
— Few hours
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h
New York City

4
days
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salato Wildlife Education Center and Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm. Go for a jaunt from Lexington to Frankfort to see Buffalo Trace Distillery about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, try your luck at Keeneland Select, and sample the tasty concoctions at West Sixth Brewing.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lexington trip itinerary planner .

New York City to Lexington is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in July, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Lexington. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Bardstown.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Wildlife Casinos

Side Trips

Frankfort, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
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Raven Run Nature Sanctuary ©
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
Keeneland Select
Keeneland Select
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery

1
day
Bardstown

Bardstown ©
Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Barton Distillery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at My Old Kentucky Home, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Willett Distilling Company.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bardstown road trip planning tool .

Drive from Lexington to Bardstown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Bardstown can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bardstown

Breweries Outdoors Nature
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Barton Distillery ©
Barton Distillery
My Old Kentucky Home
My Old Kentucky Home

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