7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Albany
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lexington
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Albany

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 18th (Thu), take a stroll through Old Louisville and then look for gifts at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. On the next day, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, explore the fascinating underground world of Marengo Cave, and then admire the majestic nature at Spring Mill State Park.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Louisville route planner.

Albany to Louisville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Albany in April, things will get a bit warmer in Louisville: highs are around 69°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Louisville

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spring Mill State Park, The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, Marengo Cave, The Abbey of Gethsemani, Limestone Branch Distillery
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Spring Mill State Park ©
Spring Mill State Park
Barton 1792 Distillery ©
Barton 1792 Distillery
Marengo Cave ©
Marengo Cave

1
night
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 20th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Mammoth Cave National Park online trip builder .

You can drive from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Mammoth Cave National Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Onyx Cave
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Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail
Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park
Onyx Cave ©
Onyx 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll the grounds of Lexington Cemetery, relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and then catch the contagious excitement of Keeneland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Tater Knob Pottery and Farm, then view the masterpieces at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, then take in the history at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lexington trip itinerary site .

Getting from Mammoth Cave National Park to Lexington by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Lexington, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berea, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility
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Tater Knob Pottery and Farm ©
Tater Knob Pottery and Farm
Lexington Cemetery ©
Lexington Cemetery

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