8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip itinerary planner
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Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lebanon
— 1 night
Drive
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Lexington
— 3 nights
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Louisville — 3 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (in Hodgenville) and Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Louisville day trip planning site.

Missoula to Louisville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Missoula to Louisville, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Missoula in January, things will get a bit warmer in Louisville: highs are around 43°F and lows about 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lebanon.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trips

Lebanon — 1 night

Lebanon is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Maker's Mark and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Limestone Branch Distillery.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lebanon trip builder.

You can drive from Louisville to Lebanon in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Lebanon are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lexington.
Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip

Lexington — 3 nights

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lexington: Frankfort (Castle & Key Distillery & Buffalo Trace Distillery), Ark Encounter (in Williamstown) and Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery and sample the tasty concoctions at West Sixth Brewing.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lexington trip planner.

Getting from Lebanon to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
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.