5 days in Springfield & Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Springfield & Kentucky Itinerary

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Springfield
— Few hours
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Cave City
— 1 night
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Bardstown
— 1 night
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Lexington
— 2 nights

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Springfield

Springfield ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Springfield trip planner.

New York City to Springfield is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Springfield is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Springfield, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Springfield

Wildlife · Parks
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Springfield Conservation Nature Center ©
Springfield Conservation Nature Center

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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 5th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum, Head underground at Diamond Caverns, then get interesting insight from Adventures of Mammoth Cave, and finally make a trip to 212 on the Main.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cave City trip planner.

You can fly from Springfield to Cave City in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bardstown.

Things to do in Cave City

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns
Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum ©
Adventures of Mammoth Cave ©
Adventures of Mammoth Cave

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Bardstown

Bardstown ©
Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Barton 1792 Distillery, play a few rounds at My Old Kentucky Home, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lux Row Distillers, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Willett Distilling Company.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bardstown using our trip planner.

Getting from Cave City to Bardstown by car takes about an hour. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Bardstown

Breweries & Distilleries · Golf · Outdoors · Nature
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Lux Row Distillers ©
Lux Row Distillers
My Old Kentucky Home ©
My Old Kentucky Home
Barton 1792 Distillery ©
Barton 1792 Distillery

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Lexington

Lexington ©

Horse Capital of the World

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 7th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Four Roses, and then view the masterpieces at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the tasty concoctions at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., browse the exhibits of Mary Todd Lincoln House, then experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and finally get a dose of the wild on Unique Horse Farm Tours.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lexington trip site.

Traveling by car from Bardstown to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Side Trips

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Four Roses ©
Four Roses
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea ©
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Unique Horse Farm Tours ©
Unique Horse Farm Tours

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