4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Columbus
Drive:  3 h 15 min
1
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: Columbus

1
night
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mary Todd Lincoln House, stroll the grounds of Lexington Cemetery, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, then experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, then make a trip to Daniel Boone's Grave, and finally contemplate the long history of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lexington driving holiday planner.

Columbus to Lexington is an approximately 3.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Daniel Boone's Grave, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
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Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Mary Todd Lincoln House ©
Mary Todd Lincoln House
Lexington Cemetery ©
Lexington Cemetery

1
night
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
On the 4th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, then explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns, then trek along Fat Man's Misery, and finally Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Diamond Caverns, Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery

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night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cave Hill Cemetery, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then explore the galleries of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), then wander the streets of Old Louisville, and finally try to win big at Churchill Downs.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 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. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Museums Casinos
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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Cave Hill Cemetery ©
Cave Hill Cemetery
Old Louisville ©
Old Louisville

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