4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Louisville
— 1 night
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally sample the fine beverages at Angel's Envy Distillery.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Louisville sightseeing planning tool.

Columbus to Louisville is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In February, Louisville is somewhat warmer than Columbus - with highs of 47°F and lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

Lexington

— 2 nights

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 14th (Sun), experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, sample the fine beverages at Barrel House Distillery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at West Sixth Brewing. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Buffalo Trace Distillery, then relax in the rural setting at Sun Valley Farm, and finally identify plant and animal life at Unique Horse Farm Tours.

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

You can drive from Louisville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.