7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip planner

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.
On the 15th (Fri), hike along Fat Man's Misery and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mammoth Cave National Park online trip maker.

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. Traveling from Allentown to Mammoth Cave National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Mammoth Cave National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive 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 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, try to win big at Churchill Downs, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Angel's Envy Distillery, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Louisville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Louisville are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Nature

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.
On the 18th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kentucky Horse Park and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Castle & Key Distillery. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a tailor-made plan with Unique Horse Farm Tours, then sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, then sample the fine beverages at Woodford Reserve Distillery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Bourbon 30 Spirits Distillery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lexington holiday planner.

Getting from Louisville to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Covington.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Covington

— 2 nights
Covington is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, located at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Newport Aquarium and then see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around George Rogers Clark Park, indulge in some culinary diversions at Riverside Food Tours, and then get a new perspective on nature at Creation Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Covington vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Covington takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Covington can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Covington

Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours · Parks

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.