15 days in Kentucky Itinerary

15 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky vacation planner
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Lexington
— 4 nights
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Louisville
— 5 nights
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Bowling Green
— 5 nights
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Lexington — 4 nights

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Frankfort (Castle & Key Distillery & Buffalo Trace Distillery), Ark Encounter (in Williamstown) and Versailles (Woodford Reserve Distillery & Sun Valley Farm). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Kentucky Horse Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery, surround yourself with nature on Unique Horse Farm Tours, and try your luck at Keeneland.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lexington road trip planning website.

London, UK to Lexington is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Lexington is minus 5 hours. In June, Lexington is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Louisville.
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Louisville — 5 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, contemplate the long history of Churchill Downs, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Lexington to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Louisville, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bowling Green.
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Bowling Green — 5 nights

Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Bowling Green: Mammoth Cave National Park (Echo River, Green River, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Corvette Museum and explore the fascinating underground world of Lost River Cave.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bowling Green trip maker.

You can drive from Louisville to Bowling Green in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Bowling Green is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Bowling Green can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Kentucky travel guide

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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.
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