5 days in Kentucky & Springfield Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky & Springfield Itinerary

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Lexington
— 1 day
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Bardstown
— 3 nights
Fly
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Springfield
— 1 night
Fly

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Lexington

Horse Capital of the World

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 4th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery and then catch the contagious excitement of Keeneland.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington journey maker tool.

New York City to Lexington is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 49°F in Lexington. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bardstown.

Things to do in Lexington

Casinos · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

3
nights
Bardstown

Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Frankfort (Buffalo Trace Distillery & Daniel Boone's Grave), Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles) and Four Roses (in Lawrenceburg). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Maker's Mark and look for gifts at The Blind Pig Bourbon Market.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bardstown trip builder site.

You can drive from Lexington to Bardstown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Bardstown sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Bardstown

Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

1
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Springfield

On the 8th (Thu), stop by Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mikes Unique, Collectable & Antique Flea Market, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Heather Hill Farms.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Springfield road trip planner.

You can fly from Bardstown to Springfield in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In October in Springfield, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Shopping

Side Trip

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.