7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Williamstown
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Lexington
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Newark

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Williamstown

Williamstown
Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Ark Encounter.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Williamstown itinerary app .

Newark to Williamstown is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. July in Williamstown sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 9th (Tue), examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Louisville Mega Cavern. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, take a peaceful walk through The Parklands of Floyds Fork, and then try to win big at Churchill Downs.

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Traveling by car from Williamstown to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Louisville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Louisville

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

2
nights
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Dinosaur World, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, hike along Fat Man's Misery, and then stroll through Tall Man's Misery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Cave National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Mammoth Cave National Park can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Dinosaur World, National Corvette Museum
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum

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 13th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park and then sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): try to win big at Keeneland and then contemplate the long history of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lexington online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Lexington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Lexington due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Lexington are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Buffalo Trace Distillery, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery

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