5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Cave City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Louisville
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Rochester

1
night
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lexington day trip planner .

Rochester to Lexington is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Lexington

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trip

Buffalo Trace Distillery
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Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Room Escape Games
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery

2
nights
Cave City

Cave City ©
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): Head underground at Onyx Cave, then trek along Fat Man's Misery, then Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Lost River Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cub Run Cave.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cave City travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lexington to Cave City in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Bowling Green, Cub Run Cave
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, and then have fun at Churchill Downs.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Louisville journey website .

Traveling by car from Cave City to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Louisville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

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