7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Lubbock
Drive:  18​h
1
Bowling Green
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Lubbock

1
night
Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. On the 19th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Riverview at Hobson Grove, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph Catholic Church, then see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Lost River Cave.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bowling Green day trip tool .

Lubbock to Bowling Green is an approximately 18-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bowling Green can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Riverview at Hobson Grove ©
Riverview at Hobson Grove

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 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, try to win big at Churchill Downs, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, then contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), then see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Louisville itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ark Encounter and Mary Todd Lincoln House. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, try your luck at Keeneland, experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co..

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip planner .

Drive from Louisville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ark Encounter, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill ©
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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