6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip planner

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Frankfort
— 1 day
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Lexington
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Frankfort

— 1 day
Frankfort is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the seat of Franklin County. On the 11th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, take in the pleasant sights at Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and then sample the fine beverages at Woodford Reserve Distillery.

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Sacramento to Frankfort is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Frankfort is 3 hours. Traveling from Sacramento in April, expect nights in Frankfort to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Frankfort

Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Lexington

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Waveland State Historic Site and then try to win big at Keeneland.

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Drive from Frankfort to Lexington in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Lexington are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, then take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, and then examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum and then try your luck at Churchill Downs.

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Getting from Lexington to Louisville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Louisville are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

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.