12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lexington
— 2 nights
2
Frankfort
— 2 nights
3
Lebanon
— 1 night
4
Bardstown
— 2 nights
5
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
6
Louisville
— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of The Castle, thenlearn about winemaking at Wildside Winery, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Ethereal Brewing. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lexington Cemetery, thensample the fine beverages at Bluegrass Distillers, thenshop like a local with Barrel House Distillery, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lexington trip site.

Minneapolis to Lexington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Lexington. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Frankfort.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Versailles
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James E. Pepper Distillery ©
James E. Pepper Distillery
Spas
The Castle ©
The Castle

2
nights
Frankfort

Frankfort ©
Frankfort is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the seat of Franklin County. On the 1st (Sat), examine the collection at Capital City Museum, sample the fine beverages at Castle & Key Distillery, thenlearn about winemaking at Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery, and finally make a trip to Daniel Boone's Grave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): let the kids burn off some steam at Juniper Hill Park and Golf Course, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Woodford Reserve Distillery, thensample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and finally see the interesting displays at Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfort trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Frankfort takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Frankfort are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Lebanon.

Things to do in Frankfort

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Golf

Side Trips

Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery, Woodford Reserve Distillery
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Castle & Key Distillery ©
Castle & Key Distillery
Daniel Boone's Grave ©
Daniel Boone's Grave
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery

1
night
Lebanon

Lebanon ©
Lebanon is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Limestone Branch Distillery, learn about winemaking at Jesters Winery & Cafe, thensample the fine beverages at Maker's Mark, and finally see the interesting displays at Lincoln Legacy Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lebanon holiday builder.

Drive from Frankfort to Lebanon in 1.5 hours. In August in Lebanon, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Bardstown.

Things to do in Lebanon

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Lincoln Legacy Museum, Maker's Mark
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Limestone Branch Distillery ©
Limestone Branch Distillery
Maker's Mark
Maker's Mark
Jesters Winery & Cafe ©
Jesters Winery & Cafe

2
nights
Bardstown

Bardstown ©
Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. You've now added Lux Row Distillers to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, thensample the fine beverages at Lux Row Distillers, and then make a trip to Basilica of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Barton 1792 Distillery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Willett Distilling Company, thenexplore and take pictures at My Old Kentucky Home, and finally do a tasting at McIntyre's Winery & Berries.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bardstown itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Lebanon to Bardstown in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Bardstown

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral ©
Basilica of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral
Barton 1792 Distillery ©
Barton 1792 Distillery
Lux Row Distillers ©
Lux Row Distillers

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nights
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
On the 6th (Thu), trek along Tall Man's Misery, hike along Fat Man's Misery, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail, thenHead underground at Mammoth Cave Campground, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bardstown to Mammoth Cave National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bardstown to Mammoth Cave National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Mammoth Cave National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mammoth Cave Campground
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Tall Man's Misery ©
Tall Man's Misery
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at The Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience at Stitzel-Weller, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, thensee the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, thensample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, and finally sample the fine beverages at Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Frankfort Ave, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old Forester Distilling, and finally Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Louisville holiday maker.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 hours. Another option is to 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. In August, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kentucky Artisan Distillery
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Kentucky Artisan Distillery ©
Kentucky Artisan Distillery
Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery ©

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