6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Versailles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cave City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Louisville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Versailles

Versailles ©
Versailles is a home rule-class city in Woodford County, Kentucky, United States and is located near Lexington. Get some cultural insight at Ark Encounter and Equus Run Vineyard & Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Versailles: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (in Harrodsburg), High Bridge Park (in Wilmore) and Maker's Mark (in Loretto). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Woodford Reserve Distillery and sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Versailles trip builder tool .

New York City to Versailles is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Versailles, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Versailles

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wild Turkey Distillery, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility, Ark Encounter, Buffalo Trace Distillery
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Woodford Reserve Distillery ©
Woodford Reserve Distillery
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Maker's Mark
Maker's Mark

1
night
Cave City

Cave City ©
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
On the 6th (Sat), examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cave City trip planner .

You can drive from Versailles to Cave City in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Cave City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, National Corvette Museum
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 7th (Sun), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then enjoy some diversion at Churchill Downs, and finally Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jim Beam American Stillhouse, and then examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Louisville day trip site .

Traveling by car from Cave City to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Louisville sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kentucky Artisan Distillery, Jim Beam American Stillhouse
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

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