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
Burlington
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: New York City

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Burlington

Burlington
Burlington is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Boone County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Creation Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Burlington travel website .

New York City to Burlington is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 66°F in Burlington. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Burlington

Museums

Side Trip

Creation Museum
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Creation Museum
Creation Museum

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel, then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and finally try to win big at Churchill Downs. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Belvedere, examine the collection at Muhammad Ali Center, then stop by The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, and finally Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Louisville online journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Burlington to Louisville with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Louisville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
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Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

3
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 a sense of the local culture at Ark Encounter and Damselfly Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea and Kentucky Horse Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles), Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort) and Log House Craft Gallery (in Berea). There's more to do: try to win big at Keeneland and learn about winemaking at Equus Run Vineyard & Winery.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip app .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Midway, Berea, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Ark Encounter, Woodford Reserve Distillery
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Keeneland ©
Keeneland

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