5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky visit planner
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Lexington
— 1 day
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
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Lexington — 1 day

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 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Mary Todd Lincoln House, browse the exhibits of Kentucky Horse Park, and then tee off at Kearney Hills Golf Links.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington road trip planning website.

Atlanta to Lexington is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Atlanta in July since evenings lows in Lexington dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Louisville.
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Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Golf

Louisville — 2 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, and finally stroll the grounds of Zachary Taylor National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, then stroll the grounds of Cave Hill Cemetery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Louisville, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Mammoth Cave National Park — 2 nights

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lost River Cave. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): Head underground at Lost River Cave, then hike along Fat Man's Misery, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally trek along Tall Man's Misery. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Cedar Sink Trail, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and then explore the activities along Echo River.

Make your Mammoth Cave National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Mammoth Cave National Park are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
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.
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