7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Cave City
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Louisville
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Cave City

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Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Dinosaur World, Head underground at Onyx Cave, then hike along Cedar Sink Trail, and finally Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cave City road trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cave City. In May, daytime highs in Cave City are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lexington.

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Parks · Nature · Trails · Museums

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Cedar Sink Trail
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Dinosaur World
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Mammoth Cave
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Lexington

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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 15th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Unique Horse Farm Tours, then see the interesting displays at American Saddlebred Museum, and then trek along Legacy Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at Boone Creek Outdoors, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lexington Cemetery, then do a tasting at Equus Run Vineyard & Winery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lexington trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Cave City to Lexington by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cave City to Lexington. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Louisville

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Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and Kentucky Artisan Distillery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Locust Grove and Churchill Downs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Speed Art Museum, make a trip to Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, explore the striking landscape at Falls of the Ohio State Park, and see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Louisville trip maker.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Louisville, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Casinos

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