5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip planner

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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Berea
— 1 night
Drive
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park

— 1 night
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
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Denver to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, Mammoth Cave National Park is a bit warmer than Denver - with highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Berea.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Berea

— 1 night
Berea is a home rule-class city in Madison County, Kentucky, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Berea Arts Council, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Todd's Antique Mall, get a taste of the local shopping with Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, then make a trip to Berea College, and finally stop by Tater Knob Pottery and Farm.

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Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Berea takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Berea are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Berea

Shopping · Museums

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 4th (Sat): Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then try your luck at Churchill Downs. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at 21c Museum Hotel, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Chocolate Outlet and Ice Cream Shop, then take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Louisville day trip planning site.

Drive from Berea to Louisville in 2 hours. In May in Louisville, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Shopping · 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.