6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Loretto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Nashville

1
night
Loretto

Loretto ©
Loretto is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Limestone Branch Distillery and then take in the history at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Abbey of Gethsemani, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Barton 1792 Distillery, and then stroll through My Old Kentucky Home.

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Nashville to Loretto is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Loretto. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nashville in October, with highs in Loretto at 68°F and lows at 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Loretto

Historic Sites Parks Golf

Side Trips

Bardstown, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, The Abbey of Gethsemani, Limestone Branch Distillery
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The Abbey of Gethsemani ©
The Abbey of Gethsemani
Barton 1792 Distillery ©
Barton 1792 Distillery

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 17th (Wed), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then shop like a local with Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, then stop by Weston Glass Studio, and finally look for gifts at Log House Craft Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Lexington Cemetery and then try your luck at Keeneland.

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You can drive from Loretto to Lexington in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Casinos Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Berea
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Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Lexington Cemetery ©
Lexington Cemetery
Log House Craft Gallery ©
Log House Craft Gallery

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 19th (Fri), take a stroll through Old Louisville, see the interesting displays at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and then try your luck at Churchill Downs. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Locust Grove, look for gifts at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, and finally sample the fine beverages at Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse.

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Traveling by car from Lexington to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
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Historic Locust Grove ©
Historic Locust Grove
The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass ©

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