5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Lexington
— 1 day
Drive
2
Cave City
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

Lexington

— 1 day

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 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Mary Todd Lincoln House and then surround yourself with nature on Unique Horse Farm Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Lexington online trip maker.

Kalamazoo to Lexington is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kalamazoo in April, with highs in Lexington at 68°F and lows at 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cave City.

Things to do in Lexington

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Cave City

— 2 nights
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
On the 8th (Thu), get to know the resident critters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo and then contemplate the long history of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Dinosaur World, explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave, then Head underground at Diamond Caverns, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave.

Find out how to plan Cave City trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Cave City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lexington to Cave City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Cave City are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 10th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Cave Hill Cemetery, play a few rounds at My Old Kentucky Home, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern. On your second day here, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), then examine the collection at Frazier History Museum, and finally shop like a local with 21c Museum Hotel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cave City to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Cave City to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Louisville are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
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.