5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky tour planner

Make it your trip
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive
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Lexington
— 1 night
Drive
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Newport

— 1 night
Newport is a home rule-class city at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Newport on the Levee.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Newport trip itinerary app.

Dallas to Newport is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in October, with highs in Newport at 68°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Newport

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): browse the different shops at Fayette Mall and then try your luck at Keeneland.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lexington online route planner.

Drive from Newport to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Lexington, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then try your luck at Churchill Downs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, see the interesting displays at Frazier History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Lexington to Louisville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Louisville sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

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.