6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lexington
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
On the 7th (Sun), trek along Fat Man's Misery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then hike along Cedar Sink Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mammoth Cave National Park holiday app .

New York City to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in July, Mammoth Cave National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

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 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then sample the fine beverages at Jim Beam American Stillhouse, and then admire all the interesting features of Louisville Mega Cavern. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Louisville Zoo, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Churchill Downs.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Louisville trip maker tool .

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Jim Beam American Stillhouse
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Jim Beam American Stillhouse ©
Jim Beam American Stillhouse

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, then admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, then sample the tasty concoctions at Woodford Reserve Distillery, and then try to win big at Keeneland.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lexington trip app .

Getting from Louisville to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Woodford Reserve Distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery
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Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery

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