6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Louisville
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Toronto

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.
Shop till you drop at Tater Knob Pottery and Farm and Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cane Ridge Meetinghouse and Berea Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Berea Arts Council (in Berea) and Ark Encounter (in Williamstown). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Damselfly Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lexington holiday app .

Toronto, Canada to Lexington is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Toronto in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lexington, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berea, Ark Encounter, Damselfly Gallery, Cane Ridge Meetinghouse
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea ©
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Tater Knob Pottery and Farm ©
Tater Knob Pottery and Farm

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Head to The Glendale Antique Mall and Revelry Boutique Galleryfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louisville Mega Cavern and Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Step out of Louisville to go to Bardstown and see Bardstown Art Gallery, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, bet on a winner at Churchill Downs, and get a taste of the local shopping with 21c Museum Hotel.

Before you visit Louisville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Glendale Antique Mall, Bardstown Art Gallery, Kentucky Artisan Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

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