10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Lexington
— 3 nights
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Covington
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Louisville
— 3 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Claiborne Farm (in Paris), Versailles (Woodford Reserve Distillery & Sun Valley Farm) and Frankfort (Buffalo Trace Distillery & Castle & Key Distillery). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, whizz through the canopy at Boone Creek Outdoors, sample the fine beverages at Bourbon 30 Spirits Distillery, and get a dose of the wild on Unique Horse Farm Tours.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Lexington online travel route builder.

Lafayette to Lexington is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lafayette to Lexington. Traveling from Lafayette in September, things will get a bit cooler in Lexington: highs are around 81°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Covington.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

2
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Covington

Covington is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, located at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): meet the residents at Newport Aquarium and then examine the collection at Ark Encounter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): let the kids burn off some steam at George Rogers Clark Park, then let your taste buds guide you at Riverside Food Tours, and then engage your brain at Creation Museum.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Covington trip maker app.

Drive from Lexington to Covington in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Covington

Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

1
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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): trek along Fat Man's Misery, then stroll through Tall Man's Misery, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mammoth Cave National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Covington to Mammoth Cave National Park in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Louisville

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, and see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Louisville trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville is 1 hour. September in Louisville sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours · Parks

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.