4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip planner
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Lexington
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Mammoth Cave National Park
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Louisville
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Lexington — 1 night

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 6th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Mary Todd Lincoln House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lexington Cemetery, and then head outdoors with Unique Horse Farm Tours. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour and then contemplate the long history of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lexington trip planning app.

Dayton to Lexington is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.
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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 8th (Sun): Head underground at Mammoth Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns, and then stroll through Fat Man's Misery.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park itinerary builder app.

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 May, daytime highs in Mammoth Cave National Park are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Louisville.
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Louisville — 1 night

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 9th (Mon), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cave Hill Cemetery, and then try your luck at Churchill Downs.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Louisville vacation app.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.
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Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
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.
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