10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip planner

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Bowling Green
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 4 nights
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Lexington
— 4 nights
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Bowling Green

— 1 night
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. On the 26th (Tue), Head underground at Mammoth Cave and then stroll through Fat Man's Misery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lost River Cave.

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Atlanta to Bowling Green is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Bowling Green, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Nature · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Louisville

— 4 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: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, try to win big at Churchill Downs, contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and walk around Iroquois Park.

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Getting from Bowling Green to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bowling Green to Louisville is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks

Lexington

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lexington: Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort), Ark Encounter (in Williamstown) and Versailles (Woodford Reserve Distillery & Sun Valley Farm). The adventure continues: catch the contagious excitement of Keeneland, admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and get engrossed in the history at Mary Todd Lincoln House.

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Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

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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.