5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Baltimore
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Williamstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Louisville
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Loretto
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Frankfort
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  4​h 30​min
End: Baltimore

2
nights
Williamstown

Williamstown
Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. On the 7th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at William Arnold Log House, and then examine the collection at Ark Encounter. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Elk Creek Vineyards, join the crowd at Kentucky Speedway, and then sample the fine beverages at Boone County Distilling Company.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Williamstown online trip itinerary builder .

Baltimore to Williamstown is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Baltimore in May, plan for little chillier nights in Williamstown, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Boone County Distilling Company, Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, Elk Creek Vineyards, Kentucky Speedway
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Boone County Distilling Company ©
Boone County Distilling Company
Kentucky Speedway ©
Kentucky Speedway

1
day
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 9th (Sat), examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Louisville Zoo, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville road trip planner .

Getting from Williamstown to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Kentucky Artisan Distillery
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Zoo ©
Louisville Zoo
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©

1
night
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park itinerary site .

You can drive from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park is minus 1 hour. In May in Mammoth Cave National Park, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 56°F at night. You'll set off for Loretto on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

few
hours
Loretto

Loretto ©
Loretto is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, United States. On the 10th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Abbey of Gethsemani and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Maker's Mark.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Loretto route planning app .

Drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Loretto in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Loretto, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Frankfort.

Things to do in Loretto

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

The Abbey of Gethsemani
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The Abbey of Gethsemani ©
The Abbey of Gethsemani
Maker's Mark ©
Maker's Mark

1
night
Frankfort

Frankfort ©
Frankfort is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the seat of Franklin County. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Daniel Boone's Grave.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankfort road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Loretto to Frankfort in 1.5 hours. May in Frankfort sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfort

Parks Wildlife Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Salato Wildlife Education Center ©
Salato Wildlife Education Center
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Daniel Boone's Grave ©
Daniel Boone's Grave

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