5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Lexington
— 1 night
Drive
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Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, try to win big at Keeneland, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Claiborne Farm and then examine the collection at Ark Encounter.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Lexington. October in Lexington sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Casinos · Museums · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Keeneland ©
Must see
Keeneland
4.8
Ark Encounter
Must see
Ark Encounter
4.4
Claiborne Farm ©
Must see
Claiborne Farm
4.9

2
nights
Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with 21c Museum Hotel, then examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and finally try your luck at Churchill Downs.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Louisville

Highlights from your trip

1
night
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): hike along Fat Man's Misery, trek along Cedar Sink Trail, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

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Getting from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park is minus 1 hour. October in Mammoth Cave National Park sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Mammoth Cave ©
Must see
Mammoth Cave
4.5
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Cedar Sink Trail
4.4
Fat Man's Misery ©
Hiking Trail
Fat Man's Misery
4.6

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