6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky holiday planner

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Fly to Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Drive to Burlington
— 2 nights
— 3 nights



Burlington is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Boone County, Kentucky, United States. On the 12th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Creation Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Burlington itinerary planner.

New York City to Burlington is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Burlington to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Burlington

Childrens Museums · Museums

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— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 13th (Mon), examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel, then examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and finally catch the contagious excitement of Churchill Downs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to The Belvedere, see the interesting displays at Muhammad Ali Center, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, and finally Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Louisville attractions planner.

Drive from Burlington to Louisville in 2 hours. In May in Louisville, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

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— 3 nights

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.
Head to Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea and Log House Craft Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ark Encounter and Kentucky Horse Park. Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort) and Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: try your luck at Keeneland, do a tasting at Equus Run Vineyard & Winery, and take in the exciting artwork at Damselfly Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lexington planning website.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Lexington, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Parks · Casinos · Nature

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

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.