7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip planner

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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Cave City
— 1 night
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Lexington
— 1 night
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Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and Historic Locust Grove will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Bernheim Arboretum & Forest and Louisville Mega Cavern. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Speed Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, visit Frankfort Ave, and take in the exciting artwork at 21c Museum Hotel.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Louisville trip itinerary builder tool.

Brimley to Louisville is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Brimley in March: highs in Louisville hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cave City.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Cave City

— 1 night
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave Campground, and finally hike along Cedar Sink Trail.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cave City journey maker site.

You can drive from Louisville to Cave City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Cave City. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lexington

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lexington Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Hopemont, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co..

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lexington online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cave City to Lexington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Cave City to Lexington, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. March in Lexington sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.