3 days in Kentucky Itinerary

3 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Lexington
— Few hours
Drive
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Bardstown
— 2 nights
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Loretto
— Few hours
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Lexington

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.
Kentucky Horse Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park and then sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lexington online sightseeing planner.

Columbus to Lexington is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bardstown.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

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Bardstown

Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stop by The Blind Pig Bourbon Market. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lux Row Distillers, then sample the fine beverages at Limestone Branch Distillery, and then do a tasting at McIntyre's Winery & Berries.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bardstown road trip site.

You can drive from Lexington to Bardstown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Bardstown sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Loretto.

Things to do in Bardstown

Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

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Loretto

Loretto is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Limestone Branch Distillery.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Loretto vacation planner.

Loretto is very close to Bardstown. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Loretto

Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.