6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky 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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Creation Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Burlington trip 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 July, plan for slightly colder nights in Burlington, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, shop like a local with 21c Museum Hotel, then examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Churchill Downs. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Belvedere, then 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 explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville route planner.

Traveling by car from Burlington to Louisville takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Louisville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

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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 Damselfly Gallery and Kentucky Artisan Center at Bereafor some retail therapy. Ark Encounter and Equus Run Vineyard & Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Log House Craft Gallery (in Berea), Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort) and Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park and try your luck at Keeneland.

Before you visit Lexington, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lexington are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

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.