7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cave City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lexington
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Step out of the city life by going to Louisville Mega Cavern and The Parklands of Floyds Fork. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Churchill Downs and St. James Catholic Church. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery.

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Charlotte to Louisville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

2
nights
Cave City

Cave City ©
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): explore and take pictures at NCM Motorsports Park, explore the striking landscape at Lost River Cave, then Head underground at Onyx Cave, and finally hike along Fat Man's Misery.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cave City trip builder .

Drive from Louisville to Cave City in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Bowling Green
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave

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.
On the 24th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park and then don't miss a visit to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud, see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co..

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington tour planner .

Traveling by car from Cave City to Lexington takes 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ark Encounter, Coolmore America - Ashford Stud, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill ©
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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