13 days in Kentucky Itinerary

13 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip planner

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Louisville
— 4 nights
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Bowling Green
— 3 nights
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Lexington
— 5 nights
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Louisville

— 4 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Jim Beam American Stillhouse (in Clermont) and Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown). There's still lots to do: try to win big at Churchill Downs, take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Angel's Envy Distillery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Louisville trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Charlotte to Louisville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May in Louisville, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Bowling Green

— 3 nights
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bowling Green: Mammoth Cave National Park (Cedar Sink Trail, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more) and Dinosaur World (in Cave City). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, bet on your favorite at NCM Motorsports Park, get engrossed in the history at Aviation Heritage Park, and Head underground at Lost River Cave.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bowling Green road trip website.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Bowling Green takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Bowling Green can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Lexington

— 5 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Explore Lexington's surroundings by going to Frankfort (Floral Clock, Buffalo Trace Distillery, &more), Ark Encounter (in Williamstown) and Claiborne Farm (in Paris). There's much more to do: bet on a winner at Keeneland, sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery, experience rural life at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud, and take a memorable tour with Unique Horse Farm Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lexington trip builder app.

You can drive from Bowling Green to Lexington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bowling Green to Lexington due to the time zone difference. In May in Lexington, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.