10 days in Kentucky & Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in Kentucky & Tennessee Itinerary

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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): walk around Cherokee Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel. On your second day here, examine the collection at Brown-Pusey House, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Barton 1792 Distillery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bernheim Arboretum & Forest, and finally stop by Art Eatables.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Louisville trip itinerary builder site.

Saint Louis to Louisville is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Louisville, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

2
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Lexington

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bluegrass Distillers and then take a memorable tour with Unique Horse Farm Tours. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Daniel Boone's Grave, then go for a walk through Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and finally learn about winemaking at Equus Run Vineyard & Winery.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lexington holiday planning site.

Drive from Louisville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Pigeon Forge

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Explore hidden gems such as Gatlinburg Trail and Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery, walk around Patriot Park, examine the collection at Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Winfield Dunn Parkway.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge travel route site.

Drive from Lexington to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and car. November in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 24th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Upper Room, play a few rounds at Top Golf, then look for gifts at Smith Creek Moonshine, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Yazoo Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Royal Range USA and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Natchez Trace Parkway.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Nashville trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Pigeon Forge to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
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.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.