7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Louisville
— 1 day
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
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Bardstown
— 2 nights
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Lexington
— 2 nights

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Louisville

Louisville ©

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Huber's Orchard & Winery, take in a show at Abbey Road On The River, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Serenity Spa, and finally examine the collection at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle).

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Louisville online vacation planner.

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 October, plan for slightly colder nights in Louisville, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Louisville

Spas · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Wineries

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Serenity Spa ©
Serenity Spa
Huber's Orchard & Winery ©
Huber's Orchard & Winery

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
On the 16th (Fri), hike along Cedar Sink Trail, then hike along Fat Man's Misery, and then hike along Tall Man's Misery. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Froggett’s Guntown Mountain, then contemplate the waterfront views at Green River, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Cave National Park trip planner.

Getting from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park. October in Mammoth Cave National Park sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Bardstown.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

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Bardstown

Bardstown
Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. On the 18th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Lincoln Homestead State Park, sample the fine beverages at Barton 1792 Distillery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Willett Distilling Company, and finally steep yourself in history at Spalding Hall. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Maker's Mark, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Limestone Branch Distillery, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at The Green Room Day Spa.

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You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Bardstown in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Bardstown

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

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Maker's Mark
Maker's Mark
Limestone Branch Distillery ©
Limestone Branch Distillery
Willett Distilling Company ©
Willett Distilling Company

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Lexington

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., sample the fine beverages at Barrel House Distillery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Four Roses, then sample the fine beverages at Wild Turkey Distillery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Woodford Reserve Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Talon Winery & Vineyards, indulge in some personalized pampering at Corey Proffitt Studios Massage, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at West Sixth Brewing, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Country Boy Brewing.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lexington visit planner.

Drive from Bardstown to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Spas · Nightlife · Wineries

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Woodford Reserve Distillery ©
Woodford Reserve Distillery
Wild Turkey Distillery ©
Wild Turkey Distillery
Four Roses ©
Four Roses

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