10 days in Springfield, Lexington & Charlottesville Itinerary

10 days in Springfield, Lexington & Charlottesville Itinerary

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1
Springfield
— 1 day
2
Lexington
— 4 nights
3
Charlottesville
— 4 nights

1
day
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is a home rule-class city in and county seat of Washington County, Kentucky, United States. You've now added Lincoln Homestead State Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): do a tasting at Jesters Winery & Cafe, then steep yourself in history at Lincoln Homestead State Park, and then learn about winemaking at Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and WineryHorseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Springfield trip planner.

Atlanta to Springfield is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Atlanta in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Springfield, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Springfield

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jesters Winery & Cafe, Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and WineryHorseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery
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Jesters Winery & Cafe ©
Jesters Winery & Cafe
Lincoln Homestead State Park ©
Lincoln Homestead State Park

4
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lexington Cemetery and James E. Pepper Distillery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Waveland State Historic Site and Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, see the interesting displays at Aviation Museum of Kentucky, walk around The Arboretum, and trek along Legacy Trail.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Lexington trip planner.

You can drive from Springfield to Lexington in 1.5 hours. In June in Lexington, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Equus Run Vineyard & Winery, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
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Waveland State Historic Site ©
Waveland State Historic Site
Lexington Cemetery ©
Lexington Cemetery
James E. Pepper Distillery ©
James E. Pepper Distillery

4
nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio and Mulberry Row will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Starr Hill Brewery and Saunders-Monticello Trail. Go for a jaunt from Charlottesville to Staunton to see Camera Heritage Museum about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Keswick Vineyards, tee off at Birdwood Golf Course at Boar's Head, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ragged Branch Distillery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Lexington to Charlottesville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Camera Heritage Museum, Starr Hill Brewery, Keswick Vineyards
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Mulberry Row ©
Mulberry Row
Starr Hill Brewery ©
Starr Hill Brewery

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