6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 day
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Lexington
— 3 nights

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): trek along Cedar Sink Trail, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and then hike along Fat Man's Misery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Cave National Park day trip planning tool.

Tampa to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Tampa to Mammoth Cave National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tampa in October, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Mammoth Cave National Park: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

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Louisville

Louisville ©

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then examine the collection at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and finally Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cave Hill Cemetery, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then try your luck at Churchill Downs.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Louisville trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Louisville, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

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

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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.
Ark Encounter and Kentucky Horse Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Unique Horse Farm Tours and Salato Wildlife Education Center. Take a break from Lexington with a short trip to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: try your luck at Keeneland.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lexington online attractions planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Lexington sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Unique Horse Farm Tours ©
Unique Horse Farm Tours
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

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