5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Versailles
— 1 night
Drive
3
Petersburg
— 1 night
Drive to Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport

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Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Churchill Downs and Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Kentucky Derby Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Barton 1792 Distillery (in Bardstown). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, and admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Louisville road trip website.

Chicago to Louisville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Versailles.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Versailles

— 1 night
Versailles is a home rule-class city in Woodford County, Kentucky, United States and is located near Lexington. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Woodford Reserve Distillery, then identify plant and animal life at Salato Wildlife Education Center, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and finally shop like a local with Damselfly Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Versailles journey maker website.

You can drive from Louisville to Versailles in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Versailles are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Petersburg.

Things to do in Versailles

Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Petersburg

— 1 night
Located on the site of an ancient Indian settlement, Petersburg is a small rural community.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site and then get a new perspective on nature at Creation Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Petersburg trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Versailles to Petersburg in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Petersburg can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Petersburg

Childrens Museums · Museums · Nature · Parks

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.