7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Bus to Newark Airport, Fly to Mammoth Cave National Park
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Covington
— 2 nights
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Drive to Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Fly to Philadelphia International Airport, Drive to Allentown

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Mammoth Cave National Park

— 1 day
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): hike along Fat Man's Misery and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Mammoth Cave National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Allentown to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Allentown to Mammoth Cave National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Allentown in March: highs in Mammoth Cave National Park hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, then try your luck at Churchill Downs, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then sample the fine beverages at Angel's Envy Distillery, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Louisville online holiday planner.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Parks

Lexington

— 2 nights

Horse Capital of the World

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 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Kentucky Horse Park and then sample the fine beverages at Castle & Key Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Unique Horse Farm Tours, sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, then sample the fine beverages at Woodford Reserve Distillery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bourbon 30 Spirits Distillery.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lexington travel route builder tool.

Getting from Louisville to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Lexington are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Covington.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Covington

— 2 nights
Covington is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, located at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. On the 17th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Newport Aquarium and then examine the collection at Ark Encounter. On your second day here, let the kids burn off some steam at George Rogers Clark Park, let your taste buds guide you at Riverside Food Tours, and then get a new perspective on nature at Creation Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Covington online journey planner.

Getting from Lexington to Covington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in March, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Covington

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
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.