6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Drive:  2​h
1
Cadiz
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Nashville

1
day
Cadiz

Cadiz ©
Cadiz is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Trigg County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Woodlands Nature Station and then identify plant and animal life at Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Cadiz trip itinerary planner .

Nashville to Cadiz is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In April in Cadiz, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Cadiz

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium
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2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, take a peaceful walk through The Parklands of Floyds Fork, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Jefferson Memorial Forest, identify plant and animal life at Bernheim Arboretum & Forest, and then try to win big at Churchill Downs.

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Drive from Cadiz to Louisville in 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cadiz to Louisville due to the time zone difference. April in Louisville sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Jefferson Memorial Forest, Bernheim Arboretum & Forest
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
The Parklands of Floyds Fork ©
The Parklands of Floyds Fork

2
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 4th (Thu), experience rural life at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, then sample the fine beverages at Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility, and then try your luck at Keeneland. On the next day, experience rural life at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud, identify plant and animal life at Salato Wildlife Education Center, and then stroll through Lower Howard's Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lexington trip maker site .

Getting from Louisville to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Lexington, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Lexington

Wildlife Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Coolmore America - Ashford Stud, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Lower Howard's Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve, Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility, Salato Wildlife Education Center
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Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Salato Wildlife Education Center ©
Salato Wildlife Education Center

1
night
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): trek along Cedar Sink Trail, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Mammoth Cave National Park vacation planning app .

Getting from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

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