13 days in Bourbon, Horses & History Itinerary

13 days in Bourbon, Horses & History Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubuque
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
1
Loretto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Louisville
— 10 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Dubuque

2
nights
Loretto

Loretto ©
Loretto is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, United States. On the 11th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at Maker's Mark, learn about winemaking at Jesters Winery & Cafe, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Limestone Branch Distillery, and finally see the interesting displays at Lincoln Legacy Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at The Lincoln Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, and then cruise along Bluegrass Pkwy.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Loretto trip itinerary site.

Dubuque to Loretto is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubuque to Loretto. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Loretto

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hodgenville, Lebanon, Lincoln Legacy Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Legacy Museum ©
Lincoln Legacy Museum
Maker's Mark
Maker's Mark
Limestone Branch Distillery ©
Limestone Branch Distillery

10
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Elizabethtown (The Elizabethtown Nature Park, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, &more), Bardstown (Lux Row Distillers, Barton 1792 Distillery, &more) and Clermont (Bernheim Arboretum & Forest & Jim Beam American Stillhouse). There's lots more to do: catch the contagious excitement of Churchill Downs, contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Louisville road trip planner.

Drive from Loretto to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Loretto in June, Louisville is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Elizabethtown, Bardstown, Clermont, Kart Kountry
Highlights from your plan
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum