6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Fort Wayne
Fly:  4​h
1
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Cave City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Fort Wayne

1
night
Lexington

Lexington ©
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 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Great American Dollhouse Museum and then view the masterpieces at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, then stroll the grounds of Lexington Cemetery, then learn about winemaking at Equus Run Vineyard & Winery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Salato Wildlife Education Center.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lexington tour planner .

Fort Wayne to Lexington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in Lexington sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Great American Dollhouse Museum, Salato Wildlife Education Center, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Equus Run Vineyard & Winery
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The Great American Dollhouse Museum ©
Salato Wildlife Education Center ©
Salato Wildlife Education Center
Lexington Cemetery ©
Lexington Cemetery

2
nights
Cave City

Cave City ©
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
On the 27th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns, Head underground at Onyx Cave, then examine the collection at Dinosaur World, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at NCM Motorsports Park, stroll through Fat Man's Misery, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cave City journey website .

Traveling by car from Lexington to Cave City takes 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Cave City due to the time zone difference. June in Cave City sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum, NCM Motorsports Park, Diamond Caverns
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Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Dinosaur World ©
Dinosaur World

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 29th (Sat): tee off at My Old Kentucky Home, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Barton 1792 Distillery, then steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and finally explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel. On your second day here, take a stroll through Old Louisville, then delve into the lush surroundings at The Parklands of Floyds Fork, and then sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Louisville travel tool .

Traveling by car from Cave City to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cave City to Louisville. In June in Louisville, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bardstown
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Barton 1792 Distillery ©
Barton 1792 Distillery
Old Louisville ©
Old Louisville

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