4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Kingsport
Drive:  5​h
1
Mammoth Cave National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Kingsport

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): hike along Cedar Sink Trail and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mammoth Cave National Park travel route planner .

Kingsport to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Kingsport to Mammoth Cave National Park is minus 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Mammoth Cave National Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Trails Nature
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Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then try your luck at Churchill Downs. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville is 1 hour. April in Louisville sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

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Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 21st (Sun), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore and take pictures at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and then try your luck at Keeneland.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lexington trip planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Lexington are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
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Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Room Escape Games

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