6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip planner
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bowling Green

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Mammoth Cave National Park — 1 night

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Your day by day itinerary now includes National Corvette Museum. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at National Corvette Museum. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park driving holiday planner.

Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Mammoth Cave National Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Louisville.
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Nature · Parks · Museums
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Louisville — 2 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Belle of Louisville Riverboats, Awesome Flea Market, Louisville Bicycle Tours, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Maker's Mark, hunt for treasures at Awesome Flea Market, see the top attractions with Belle of Louisville Riverboats, then snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, and finally catch all the local highlights with Louisville Bicycle Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and then examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Louisville journey planner.

Getting from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Louisville are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lexington.
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Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature
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Lexington — 2 nights

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Thrillsville Adventure Park as well as Buffalo Trace Distillery. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery and then push the limits with Thrillsville Adventure Park. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip planner.

Getting from Louisville to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bowling Green.
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Bowling Green

Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bowling Green travel tool.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Bowling Green takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lexington to Bowling Green is minus 1 hour. September in Bowling Green sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F at night. You will leave for home on the 11th (Sat).
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Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
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.
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