6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Lexington
Drive
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Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Park City
— 2 nights
Drive to Nashville International Airport, Fly to Philadelphia International Airport

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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 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lexington Cemetery, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Barrel House Distillery.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lexington trip itinerary planner.

Philadelphia to Lexington is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Louisville

— 3 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Explore hidden gems such as Barton 1792 Distillery and My Old Kentucky Home. Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum (in Bardstown), Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon) and Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, go on a hair-raising tour with Old Louisville, admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel, and have fun at Churchill Downs.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Louisville day trip site.

Getting from Lexington to Louisville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Park City

— 2 nights
Park City is a home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave, see the interesting displays at Dinosaur World, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and finally stroll through Fat Man's Misery. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum and then explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns.

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You can drive from Louisville to Park City in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.