2 days in Kentucky Itinerary

2 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Lexington
— 1 day
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Louisville
— 1 night
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Lexington

— 1 day

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.
On the 12th (Fri), sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery and then try to win big at Keeneland.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lexington day trip planner.

New York City to Lexington is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New York City in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Lexington, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games · Casinos · Breweries & Distilleries

Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, and then try your luck at Churchill Downs.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville trip planning tool.

Getting from Lexington to Louisville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Louisville are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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.