4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Cave City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Louisville
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

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 20th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Salato Wildlife Education Center and then examine the collection at Ark Encounter.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lexington travel planner .

New York City to Lexington is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. December in Lexington sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ark Encounter, Coolmore America - Ashford Stud, Salato Wildlife Education Center
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Salato Wildlife Education Center ©
Salato Wildlife Education Center
Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. ©

1
night
Cave City

Cave City ©
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
On the 22nd (Sun), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and then examine the collection at National Corvette Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cave City trip maker app .

You can drive from Lexington to Cave City in 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Cave City due to the time zone difference. In December in Cave City, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, National Corvette Museum
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, and then try your luck at Churchill Downs.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip planner .

You can drive from Cave City to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cave City to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Louisville, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

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