6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Ithaca
Drive:  11 h 15 min
1
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Louisville
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Ithaca

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.
Get some historical perspective at Lexington Cemetery and Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate. You'll explore and learn at Headley-Whitney Museum and Hopemont, the Hunt–Morgan House. Explore Lexington's surroundings by going to Frankfort (Salato Wildlife Education Center, Castle & Key Distillery, &more). It doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lexington itinerary planning app .

Ithaca to Lexington is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ithaca in February, expect Lexington to be a bit warmer, temps between 47°F and 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trip

Frankfort
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Lexington Cemetery ©
Lexington Cemetery
Castle & Key Distillery ©
Castle & Key Distillery
Salato Wildlife Education Center ©
Salato Wildlife Education Center

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and St Joseph's Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Speed Art Museum and The Abbey of Gethsemani. Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Bardstown (Barton 1792 Distillery & My Old Kentucky Home), Santa Claus Museum (in Santa Claus) and Monastery Immaculate conception (in Ferdinand). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Louisville, explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel, and sample the fine beverages at Limestone Branch Distillery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lexington to Louisville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Louisville, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bardstown, The Abbey of Gethsemani, Monastery Immaculate conception, Limestone Branch Distillery, St Joseph's Church
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The Abbey of Gethsemani ©
The Abbey of Gethsemani
Barton 1792 Distillery ©
Barton 1792 Distillery

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