7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Lexington
— 1 night
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Bowling Green
— 3 nights
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Lexington

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 11th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park and then get a dose of the wild on Unique Horse Farm Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, then steep yourself in history at Mary Todd Lincoln House, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Boone Creek Outdoors.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lexington trip planner.

Philadelphia to Lexington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Lexington, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

3
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Bowling Green

Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Kids will enjoy Mammoth Cave and National Corvette Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bowling Green: Onyx Cave (in Cave City) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Fat Man's Misery, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lost River Cave.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bowling Green online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Bowling Green takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Bowling Green due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

2
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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 16th (Wed), look for gifts at Art Eatables, take a memorable tour with Endless Summer Paddle Company, then examine the collection at Muhammad Ali Center, then examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and then snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Louisville online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bowling Green to Louisville. In June, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.