6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Frankfort
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Portland

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 1st (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Barton 1792 Distillery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, then contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery. On the next day, wander the streets of Old Louisville and then explore the fascinating underground world of Marengo Cave.

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

Portland to Louisville is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Portland to Louisville. Traveling from Portland in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Louisville: highs are around 86°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Frankfort.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kentucky Artisan Distillery, Marengo Cave, Barton 1792 Distillery
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Barton 1792 Distillery ©
Barton 1792 Distillery
Marengo Cave ©
Marengo Cave

3
nights
Frankfort

Frankfort ©
Frankfort is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the seat of Franklin County. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Daniel Boone's Grave, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Old Fort Harrod State Park, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at The Ridge Winery Tasting Room and then identify plant and animal life at Salato Wildlife Education Center.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfort day trip planning site .

You can drive from Louisville to Frankfort in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Frankfort are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfort

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Ridge Winery Tasting Room, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Old Fort Harrod State Park, Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility
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Old Fort Harrod State Park ©
Old Fort Harrod State Park
Castle & Key Distillery ©
Castle & Key Distillery

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