4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Traverse City
Fly:  5​h
1
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lexington
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Traverse City

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
My Old Kentucky Home and Locust Grove will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum and Old Louisville. Change things up with a short trip to Limestone Branch Distillery in Lebanon (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville driving holiday planning tool .

Traverse City to Louisville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Traverse City in October; daily highs in Louisville reach 71°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, Limestone Branch Distillery, My Old Kentucky Home
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Historic Locust Grove ©
Historic Locust Grove
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lexington Cemetery, then relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and then sample the tasty concoctions at West Sixth Brewing.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lexington road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Lexington, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
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West Sixth Brewing ©
West Sixth Brewing
Lexington Cemetery ©
Lexington Cemetery
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

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