3 days in Kentucky Itinerary

3 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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3 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Dayton
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Lexington
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Dayton

1
day
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, see the interesting displays at Aviation Museum of Kentucky, and then relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip planner .

Dayton to Lexington is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
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Aviation Museum of Kentucky ©
Aviation Museum of Kentucky
Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate ©
Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel, then admire all the interesting features of Louisville Mega Cavern, then steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and finally take a stroll through Old Louisville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at My Old Kentucky Home, then sample the fine beverages at Barton 1792 Distillery, and then catch the contagious excitement of Churchill Downs.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Louisville trip planner .

Getting from Lexington to Louisville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Louisville, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bardstown
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Barton 1792 Distillery ©
Barton 1792 Distillery
Old Louisville ©
Old Louisville

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