7 days in Greensboro & Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Greensboro & Kentucky Itinerary

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7 days in Greensboro & Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Greensboro
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Cave City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lexington
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

1
night
Greensboro

Greensboro ©
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center, and then contemplate the long history of Old Town Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Greensboro Science Center, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then contemplate the long history of Old Salem Museums & Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Greensboro trip planner .

Charlotte to Greensboro is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. November in Greensboro sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Greensboro

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Conservators Center, Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Old Town Cemetery
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Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Old Salem Museums & Gardens ©
Old Salem Museums & Gardens

1
night
Cave City

Cave City ©
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
On the 11th (Mon), hike along Cedar Sink Trail, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and then see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cave City day trip website .

You can drive from Greensboro to Cave City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November in Cave City, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, National Corvette Museum
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Louisville Mega Cavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and then enjoy some diversion at Churchill Downs.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cave City to Louisville in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in November, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Distillery Tours

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 14th (Thu), try to win big at Keeneland, sample the fine beverages at Woodford Reserve Distillery, and then sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery and then examine the collection at Ark Encounter.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lexington trip planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Lexington sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Ark Encounter, Woodford Reserve Distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery

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