13 days in Bourbon, Horses & History Itinerary

13 days in Bourbon, Horses & History Itinerary

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Fly to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, Drive to Loretto
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Loretto
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 10 nights
Fly

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Loretto

— 2 nights
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, then brush 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, then steep 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Louisville

— 10 nights

Derby City

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: Clermont (Bernheim Arboretum & Forest & Jim Beam American Stillhouse), Elizabethtown (The Elizabethtown Nature Park, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, &more) and Bardstown (Lux Row Distillers, Barton 1792 Distillery, &more). The adventure continues: catch the contagious excitement of Churchill Downs, steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and find something for the whole family at Kentucky Kingdom.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Louisville sightseeing planner.

Drive from Loretto to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Louisville when traveling from Loretto in June, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips