7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Louisville
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Ottawa

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park and then identify plant and animal life at Lower Howard's Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Lexington vacation planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Lexington is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Ottawa in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Lexington: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Lower Howard's Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve
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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill ©
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Keeneland ©
Keeneland

1
night
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
On the 23rd (Tue), hike along Cedar Sink Trail, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Cave National Park travel planner .

Traveling by car from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park is minus 1 hour. April in Mammoth Cave National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Churchill Downs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kentucky Derby Museum and Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at The Parklands of Floyds Fork, tour the pleasant surroundings at EP "Tom" Sawyer State Park, Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and stop by Uptown Art.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Louisville driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or 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 April, daytime highs in Louisville are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Nature Parks Trails
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

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