4 days in Kentucky & Knoxville Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky & Knoxville Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Louisville
— 1 night
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Lexington
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Berea
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Somerset
— 1 night
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Knoxville
— 1 night
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Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mark Payton Glass Center @ The Glassworks Bldg, Churchill Downs and Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. On the 7th (Wed), try your luck at Churchill Downs, then see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and then learn something new at Mark Payton Glass Center @ The Glassworks Bldg.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville travel route planning website.

Nashville to Louisville is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Louisville is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games

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.
For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lexington trip builder tool.

You can drive from Louisville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Lexington, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. On the 8th (Thu), you're off to Berea.

Things to do in Lexington

Tours · Nightlife · Parks · Museums

Berea

Berea is a home rule-class city in Madison County, Kentucky, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stop by Tater Knob Pottery and Farm.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Berea trip planner.

You can drive from Lexington to Berea in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August in Berea, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Somerset.

Things to do in Berea

Shopping
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Somerset

— 1 night
Somerset is a home rule-class city in Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States. You've now added Cumberland Falls State Resort Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Somerset travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Berea to Somerset takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Somerset are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Somerset

Parks · Nature

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Knoxville

— 1 night

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Knoxville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Somerset to Knoxville takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Knoxville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

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.