5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky attractions planner
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Louisville
— 1 night
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Lebanon
— 1 night
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
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Louisville — 1 night

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, and then see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Louisville sightseeing site.

Atlanta to Louisville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in December; daily highs in Louisville reach 48°F and lows reach 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lebanon.
Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Nature

Lebanon — 1 night

Lebanon is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Maker's Mark and then sample the fine beverages at Limestone Branch Distillery.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lebanon trip itinerary site.

Getting from Louisville to Lebanon by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.
Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip

Mammoth Cave National Park — 2 nights

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): trek along Cedar Sink Trail, then trek along Tall Man's Misery, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Fat Man's Misery and then contemplate the waterfront views at Green River.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Cave National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Lebanon to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Lebanon to Mammoth Cave National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Mammoth Cave National Park are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.