10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky travel route planner
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Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive
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Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bowling Green
— 2 nights
Drive to Nashville International Airport, Fly to Athens

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lexington: Ark Encounter (in Williamstown), Sun Valley Farm (in Versailles) and Switzer Covered Bridge (in Frankfort). There's much more to do: catch the contagious excitement of Keeneland, admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lexington trip planning tool.

Athens, Greece to Lexington is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in April, Lexington is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Louisville.
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Louisville — 3 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Louisville is known for nature, museums, and breweries & distilleries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and take in the views from The Big Four Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville online journey planner.

You can drive from Lexington to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bowling Green.
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Bowling Green — 2 nights

Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. On the 15th (Sat), examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lost River Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Cedar Sink Trail, explore the activities along Echo River, then explore the activities along Green River, and finally don't miss a visit to 1921 Standard Oil Station.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bowling Green road trip app.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Bowling Green takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Bowling Green due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Bowling Green can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel 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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