4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 2nd (Thu), learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and finally try to win big at Churchill Downs.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Louisville trip builder tool.

Columbus to Louisville is an approximately 3.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Museums Fun & Games
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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Distillery Tours

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), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tall Man's Misery, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park day trip site.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Mammoth Cave National Park sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Tall Man's Misery ©
Tall Man's Misery
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

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.
On the 5th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bluegrass Distillers.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lexington trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Lexington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Lexington, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
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Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Bluegrass Distillers ©
Bluegrass Distillers

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