10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Fort Mitchell
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Louisville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cave City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Washington DC

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Fort Mitchell

Fort Mitchell
Fort Mitchell is a home rule-class city in Kenton County, Kentucky, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): examine the collection at Creation Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Mitchell route planner .

Washington DC to Fort Mitchell is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington DC in October, Fort Mitchell is slightly colder at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Fort Mitchell

Museums

Side Trip

Creation Museum
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Creation Museum
Creation Museum

4
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get some historical perspective at Churchill Downs and Zachary Taylor National Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at Louisville Mega Cavern and EP "Tom" Sawyer State Park. Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Jim Beam American Stillhouse (in Clermont), Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Saunders Springs Nature Preserve (in Radcliff). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and don't miss a visit to The Belvedere.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fort Mitchell to Louisville takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, Maker's Mark
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Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

2
nights
Cave City

Cave City ©
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
On the 9th (Wed), see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph Catholic Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tall Man's Misery, and then trek along Cedar Sink Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cave City sightseeing planner.

Drive from Louisville to Cave City in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Cave City can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Cave City

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Bowling Green
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

3
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Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kentucky Horse Park and Ark Encounter. Visiting Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and Coolmore America - Ashford Stud will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort), Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles) and Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility (in Coxs Creek). The adventure continues: try your luck at Keeneland and do a tasting at Equus Run Vineyard & Winery.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington route planning app .

Traveling by car from Cave City to Lexington takes 2 hours. Traveling from Cave City to Lexington, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Versailles, Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility, Ark Encounter, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Buffalo Trace Distillery
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Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

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