5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Joplin
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Joplin

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.
On the 21st (Sun), look for gifts at Joseph-Beth Booksellers and then get engrossed in the history at Ark Encounter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, view the masterpieces at Berea Arts Council, then explore and take pictures at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Damselfly Gallery.

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Joplin to Lexington is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Joplin to Lexington is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

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Side Trips

Berea, Ark Encounter, Damselfly Gallery, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill ©
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea ©
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel, then examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. On your second day here, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and then steep yourself in history at Churchill Downs.

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Drive from Lexington to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Louisville, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

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