4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Drive:  5​h
1
Newport
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lexington
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Pittsburgh

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hours
Newport

Newport ©
Newport is a home rule-class city at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the views from Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge and then browse the different shops at Newport on the Levee.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport online trip builder .

Pittsburgh to Newport is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Newport are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Newport

Fun & Games Shopping
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Newport on the Levee ©
Newport on the Levee

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night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at 21c Museum Hotel, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and finally have fun at Churchill Downs.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Newport to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Newport in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Louisville, with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
21c Museum Hotel ©
21c Museum Hotel
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern

2
nights
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 (Thu): stop by Ruth Hunt Candies, then shop like a local with Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, and then try your luck at Keeneland. Keep things going the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Woodford Reserve Distillery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and then view the masterpieces at Damselfly Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Louisville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games Casinos Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Buffalo Trace Distillery, Damselfly Gallery, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Woodford Reserve Distillery, Ruth Hunt Candies
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Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Woodford Reserve Distillery ©
Woodford Reserve Distillery

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