7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Lexington
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Campton
— 1 night
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Cave City
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 3rd (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, then steep yourself in history at Mary Todd Lincoln House, and then get a dose of the wild on Unique Horse Farm Tours.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip app.

Frankfort to Lexington is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Campton.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Campton

Campton is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Wolfe County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll through Rock Bridge Trail #207, whizz through the canopy at Red River Gorge Zipline, then admire the majestic nature at Natural Bridge State Resort Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Nada Tunnel.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Campton day trip website.

Getting from Lexington to Campton by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Campton sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Campton

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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Cave City

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 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Dinosaur World, then explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave, then whizz through the canopy at Adventures of Mammoth Cave, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, then trek along Cedar Sink Trail, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave Campground.

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Getting from Campton to Cave City by car takes about 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Campton to Cave City due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Cave City can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

3
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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Appreciate the collections at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and 21c Museum Hotel. Get in touch with nature at My Old Kentucky Home and Louisville Mega Cavern. Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (in Harrodsburg) and The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Cave Hill Cemetery, examine the collection at Frazier History Museum, and stroll around Louisville Waterfront Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Louisville trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cave City to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cave City to Louisville. In October, daytime highs in Louisville are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.