10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip builder

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Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Louisville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Aurora
— 2 nights
Drive to Nashville International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport

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Lexington

— 2 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Tater Knob Pottery and Farm. Get some historical perspective at Lexington Cemetery and Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate. Explore Lexington's surroundings by going to Salato Wildlife Education Center (in Frankfort) and Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea (in Berea). There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at West Sixth Brewing, look for all kinds of wild species at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, and try your luck at Keeneland.

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Los Angeles to Lexington is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Lexington. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in February; daily highs in Lexington reach 47°F and lows reach 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Louisville

— 4 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
For shopping fun, head to The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass or 21c Museum Hotel. Step off the beaten path and head to Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and The Abbey of Gethsemani. Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Maker's Mark (in Loretto), Bardstown (Barton 1792 Distillery & My Old Kentucky Home) and Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Angel's Envy Distillery, Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, browse the different shops at The Glendale Antique Mall, and squeeze the most out of the city with Old Louisville.

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Traveling by car from Lexington to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aurora.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Aurora

— 2 nights
Aurora is an unincorporated community in Marshall County, Kentucky, United States. On the 15th (Sat), stop by Newsom's Old Mill Store, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casey Jones Distillery, then take an in-depth tour of Museums of Hopkinsville, and finally identify plant and animal life at Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at The Arboretum at Murray State, then learn about winemaking at Purple Toad Winery, and then take in the waterfront at Paducah Riverwalk.

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Traveling by car from Louisville to Aurora takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aurora

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

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.