6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Frankfort
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Louisville
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Frankfort

Frankfort ©
Frankfort is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the seat of Franklin County. On the 10th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Salato Wildlife Education Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Buffalo Trace Distillery, then cruise along Frankfort Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Old Fort Harrod State Park, and finally sample the fine beverages at Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Frankfort sightseeing planner .

Chicago to Frankfort is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Frankfort due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Frankfort are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Frankfort

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility, Old Fort Harrod State Park
Highlights from your plan
Old Fort Harrod State Park ©
Old Fort Harrod State Park
Frankfort Cemetery ©
Frankfort Cemetery
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind, Idlewild Butterfly Farm and Kentucky Science Center. Escape the urban bustle at Saunders Springs Nature Preserve and Louisville Mega Cavern. Museum-lovers will appreciate Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum and Dinosaur World. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Onyx Cave (in Cave City), Marengo Cave (in Marengo) and Squire Boone Caverns (in Mauckport). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), steep yourself in history at Locust Grove, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Louisville online trip planner .

You can drive from Frankfort to Louisville in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cave City, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, Squire Boone Caverns, Marengo Cave, Saunders Springs Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Marengo Cave ©
Marengo Cave

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