7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cave City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore and take pictures at Louisville Mega Cavern. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, have fun at Churchill Downs, then examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at 21c Museum Hotel.

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New York City to Louisville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

The Glendale Antique Mall, Preservation Distillery, Maker's Mark
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Wed), see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cave City trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Cave City takes 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 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Cave City

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, National Corvette Museum
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum

3
nights
Lexington

Lexington
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Kentucky Horse Park and Ark Encounter will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea and Damselfly Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Lexington: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (in Harrodsburg) and Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort). There's more to do: try to win big at Keeneland.

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Getting from Cave City to Lexington by car takes about 2 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cave City to Lexington due to the time zone difference. In July in Lexington, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Nature Casinos

Side Trips

Ark Encounter, Damselfly Gallery, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Buffalo Trace Distillery
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Keeneland ©
Keeneland

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