10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly:  7​h
1
Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Loretto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Louisville
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Midland

3
nights
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 find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort), Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles) and Ark Encounter (in Williamstown). There's still lots to do: catch the contagious excitement of Keeneland, experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lexington online trip itinerary builder .

Midland to Lexington is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Midland to Lexington due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Midland in October, things will get a bit cooler in Lexington: highs are around 70°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Loretto.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Buffalo Trace Distillery, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Ark Encounter, Woodford Reserve Distillery
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

1
night
Loretto

Loretto ©
Loretto is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Shaq & Coco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral, then learn about winemaking at McIntyre's Winery & Berries, and finally sample the fine beverages at Maker's Mark.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Loretto online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lexington to Loretto takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Loretto are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Loretto

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Wineries

Side Trip

Bardstown
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Basilica of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral ©
Maker's Mark ©
Maker's Mark
McIntyre's Winery & Berries ©
McIntyre's Winery & Berries

2
nights
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): trek along Cedar Sink Trail, then see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, and then Head underground at Lost River Cave. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park, hike along Tall Man's Misery, and then trek along Fat Man's Misery.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Mammoth Cave National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Loretto to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Loretto to Mammoth Cave National Park due to the time zone difference. In October in Mammoth Cave National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bowling Green
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Louisville is known for museums, nature, casinos, breweries, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, and stroll through Louisville Zoo.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Louisville online visit planner .

Getting from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Distillery Tours

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