10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Bardstown
— 2 nights
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Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive
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Cave City
— 3 nights
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Bardstown

Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Willett Distilling Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Bernheim Arboretum & Forest, examine the collection at Brown-Pusey House, then contemplate the long history of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Abbey of Gethsemani.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bardstown trip itinerary maker tool.

Dallas to Bardstown is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Bardstown is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in July, with highs in Bardstown at 84°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Bardstown

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Natural Bridge State Resort Park and Salato Wildlife Education Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mary Todd Lincoln House and Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Lexington: Nada Tunnel (in Stanton) and Ark Encounter (in Williamstown). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, sample the tasty concoctions at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., and admire the natural beauty at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lexington road trip app.

Getting from Bardstown to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
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Jamestown

Jamestown is a home rule-class city in Russell County, Kentucky, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, and then identify plant and animal life at Cumberland Point Recreational Area.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jamestown online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Jamestown takes 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Jamestown. In July, daytime highs in Jamestown are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cave City.

Things to do in Jamestown

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

3
nights
Cave City

Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo and Onyx Cave. Attractions like Mammoth Cave and Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: hike along Tall Man's Misery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fat Man's Misery, get lost in a book at The Book Store, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cave City itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Jamestown to Cave City in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cave City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
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.