6 days in Louisville & Lexington Itinerary

6 days in Louisville & Lexington Itinerary

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6 days in Louisville & Lexington Itinerary

Start: Louisville
1
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Louisville

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Jim Beam American Stillhouse (in Clermont). There's much more to do: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, sample the fine beverages at Old Forester Distilling, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Louisville. May in Louisville sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Maker's Mark, Jim Beam American Stillhouse
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

3
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
You've now added Mary Todd Lincoln House to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, admire all the interesting features of Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at West Sixth Brewing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Mary Todd Lincoln House, try to win big at Keeneland, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lexington trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lexington are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Highlights from your plan
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

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