10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8​h
1
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Louisville
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Aurora
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea and Lexington Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Tater Knob Pottery and Farm (in Berea) and Salato Wildlife Education Center (in Frankfort). There's still lots to do: bet on a winner at Keeneland, indulge your thirst for a good beer at West Sixth Brewing, look for all kinds of wild species at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, and admire the natural beauty at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lexington journey maker .

Los Angeles to Lexington is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Lexington is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, things will get cooler in Lexington: highs are around 47°F and lows about 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Berea, Salato Wildlife Education Center
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Raven Run Nature Sanctuary ©
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
Tater Knob Pottery and Farm ©
Tater Knob Pottery and Farm
Salato Wildlife Education Center ©
Salato Wildlife Education Center

4
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass and 21c Museum Hotel. Visit My Old Kentucky Home and Louisville Mega Cavern for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon), Barton 1792 Distillery (in Bardstown) and Maker's Mark (in Loretto). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Angel's Envy Distillery, wander the streets of Old Louisville, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Assumption, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Glendale Antique Mall.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Louisville attractions planner.

Drive from Lexington to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Louisville are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Aurora.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Bardstown, The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, The Abbey of Gethsemani, Limestone Branch Distillery, Maker's Mark
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The Abbey of Gethsemani ©
The Abbey of Gethsemani
The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass ©

2
nights
Aurora

Aurora ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stop by Newsom's Old Mill Store, then sample the fine beverages at Casey Jones Distillery, then get engrossed in the history at Museums of Hopkinsville, and finally walk around Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Arboretum at Murray State, then learn about winemaking at Purple Toad Winery, and then take a leisurely stroll along Paducah Riverwalk.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Louisville to Aurora. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aurora

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hopkinsville, Paducah, Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium, Newsom's Old Mill Store, The Arboretum at Murray State
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Casey Jones Distillery ©
Casey Jones Distillery
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery

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