5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky Trip Planner

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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Lexington
— 1 night
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Louisville

— 3 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, KentuckyShow!, Belle of Louisville Riverboats, and other attractions. There's more to do: sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co and engage your brain at Kentucky Science Center.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Louisville road trip tool.

Denver to Louisville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Louisville is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Denver in September since evenings lows in Louisville dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lexington

— 1 night

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 20th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm and then immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lexington trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Parks · Nature

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.