7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Indiana
Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Indiana

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Louisville Mega Cavern and Churchill Downs. Step out of Louisville with an excursion to Mammoth Cave in Mammoth Cave National Park--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and stroll the grounds of Zachary Taylor National Cemetery.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville day trip planning tool .

Indiana to Louisville is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Indiana in November, you will find days in Louisville are a bit warmer (57°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Mammoth Cave
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): try your luck at Keeneland, sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Barrel House Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Mary Todd Lincoln House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., then relax in the rural setting at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, and finally walk around High Bridge Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lexington online route planner .

Getting from Louisville to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trips

High Bridge Park, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
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Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill ©
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Mary Todd Lincoln House ©
Mary Todd Lincoln House

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