4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip planner

Make it your trip
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Louisville
— 1 night
Drive
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Bowling Green
— 2 nights
Drive to Nashville International Airport, Fly to The Eastern Iowa Airport

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Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Frazier History Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, and then explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Brown-Pusey House, then see the interesting displays at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Barton 1792 Distillery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Willett Distilling Company.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville trip planner.

Cedar Rapids to Louisville is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Cedar Rapids to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Louisville is a bit warmer than Cedar Rapids - with highs of 43°F and lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Bowling Green

— 2 nights
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. On the 31st (Sun), bet on your favorite at NCM Motorsports Park, Head underground at Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum, and then Head underground at Cub Run Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Diamond Caverns, then stroll through Fat Man's Misery, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bowling Green trip planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Bowling Green takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Bowling Green. In January, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.