6 days in Lexington & Louisville Itinerary

6 days in Lexington & Louisville Itinerary

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6 days in Lexington & Louisville Itinerary

Start: Carol Stream
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Louisville
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Carol Stream

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Creation Museum. On the 8th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Creation Museum and then experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park and then experience rural life at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lexington online travel route planner .

Carol Stream to Lexington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Carol Stream in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lexington: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Berea, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Creation Museum
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Creation Museum
Creation Museum
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill ©
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

3
nights
Louisville

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, look for gifts at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Lexington to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Louisville are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Cave Hill Cemetery ©
Cave Hill Cemetery

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