10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky planner

Make it your trip
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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Drive to Fort Mitchell
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Fort Mitchell
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Louisville
— 4 nights
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Cave City
— 2 nights
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Lexington
— 3 nights
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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): learn more about the world around you at Creation Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fort Mitchell road trip planner.

Washington DC to Fort Mitchell is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington DC in October, Fort Mitchell is a bit cooler 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

Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Louisville

— 4 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Escape the urban bustle at Louisville Mega Cavern and EP "Tom" Sawyer State Park. Churchill Downs and Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Maker's Mark (in Loretto), Saunders Springs Nature Preserve (in Radcliff) and Jim Beam American Stillhouse (in Clermont). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Angel's Envy Distillery, don't miss a visit to The Belvedere, and see the interesting displays at Muhammad Ali Center.

Plan trip to Louisville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Fort Mitchell to Louisville in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Louisville are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cave City.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cave City

— 2 nights
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 surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph Catholic Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tall Man's Misery, and then trek along Cedar Sink Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cave City road trip planning website.

You can drive from Louisville to Cave City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Louisville to Cave City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Cave City sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Cave City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Appreciate the collections at Ark Encounter and Kentucky Horse Park. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and Equus Run Vineyard & Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility (in Coxs Creek), Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles) and Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort). There's still lots to do: catch the contagious excitement of Keeneland and look for all kinds of wild species at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Lexington holiday site.

Traveling by car from Cave City to Lexington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Lexington sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Nature

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.