4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Lexington
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Lexington

— 1 night

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.
On the 9th (Fri), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery and then try to win big at Keeneland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Bluegrass Distillers, then immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, and then surround yourself with nature on Unique Horse Farm Tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Lexington road trip planning site.

Detroit to Lexington is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Detroit in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Lexington: highs are around 68°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games · Nature · Museums · Parks

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and then look for gifts at A Taste of Kentucky. On the next day, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and finally try to win big at Churchill Downs.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Louisville trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Louisville sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours · Nature

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
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.