8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky Trip Planner

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Louisville
— 1 day
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Somerset
— 1 night
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
5
Owensboro
— 1 night

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 17th (Thu), Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, browse the exhibits of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), then see the interesting displays at Muhammad Ali Center, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Abbey Road On The River.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip itinerary website.

New York City to Louisville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Louisville, with lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Mary Todd Lincoln House, contemplate the long history of Cane Ridge Meetinghouse, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Boonesborough State Park, and finally steep yourself in history at White Hall State Historic Site. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Woodford Reserve Distillery, then take an in-depth tour of Hopemont, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Daniel Boone National Forest.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Lexington vacation planning site.

You can drive from Louisville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Somerset.

Things to do in Lexington

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Cane Ridge Meetinghouse, Daniel Boone National Forest, Woodford Reserve Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Daniel Boone National Forest ©
Daniel Boone National Forest
White Hall State Historic Site ©
White Hall State Historic Site
Cane Ridge Meetinghouse ©
Cane Ridge Meetinghouse

1
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Somerset

Somerset
Somerset is a home rule-class city in Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Millsprings Battlefield Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Somerset travel route website.

You can drive from Lexington to Somerset in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Somerset

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Millsprings Battlefield Museum, Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Highlights from your plan
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Green River, then kick your exploration up a notch at Adventures of Mammoth Cave, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Diamond Caverns and then add some adventure to your tour with Mammoth Cave Canoe & Kayak.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mammoth Cave National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Somerset to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Somerset to Mammoth Cave National Park. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Owensboro.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cave City, Diamond Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Mammoth Cave Canoe & Kayak ©
Mammoth Cave Canoe & Kayak
Adventures of Mammoth Cave ©
Adventures of Mammoth Cave

1
night
Owensboro

Owensboro ©
Owensboro is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Daviess County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): catch a live performance at Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, and then admire the majestic nature at Lincoln State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Owensboro trip builder.

Drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Owensboro in 2 hours. September in Owensboro sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Owensboro

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lincoln City
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial ©
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Lincoln State Park ©
Lincoln State Park
Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum

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