4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky visit planner

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Louisville
— 1 day
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Louisville

— 1 day

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cave Hill Cemetery, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Louisville trip planner.

Belleville to Louisville is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Belleville to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Louisville, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

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 1st (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Mary Todd Lincoln House, admire the natural beauty at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, and then do sightseeing your way with Unique Horse Farm Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

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Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lexington are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Lexington

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Mammoth Cave National Park

— 1 night
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park trip builder tool.

Drive from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Mammoth Cave National Park are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

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.