5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lexington
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Memphis

1
night
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
On the 30th (Mon), Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Cave National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Memphis to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Memphis in September, expect Mammoth Cave National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 81°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hart County Museum
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Hart County Museum ©
Hart County Museum

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 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and finally have fun at Churchill Downs.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Louisville travel route builder .

Getting from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. October in Louisville sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

2
nights
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 3rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Ark Encounter, then sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and then indulge your senses at Equus Run Vineyard & Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, sample the fine beverages at Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility, and then try your luck at Keeneland.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lexington trip builder website .

Getting from Louisville to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Lexington, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Buffalo Trace Distillery, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Ark Encounter, Equus Run Vineyard & Winery, Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery

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