3 days in Kentucky Itinerary

3 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Mammoth Cave National Park
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Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at My Old Kentucky Home.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bardstown trip itinerary maker.

Minneapolis to Bardstown is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Bardstown sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Bardstown

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites
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Mammoth Cave National Park

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Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): Head underground at Diamond Caverns, then see the interesting displays at Dinosaur World, then Head underground at Onyx Cave, and finally hike along Fat Man's Misery.

Before you visit Mammoth Cave National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Bardstown to Mammoth Cave National Park in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bardstown to Mammoth Cave National Park is minus 1 hour. September in Mammoth Cave National Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips


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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lexington Cemetery, and then experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington online tour planner.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Lexington in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Lexington is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Kentucky travel guide

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.