8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Bowling Green
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Creation Museum. There's much more to do: try to win big at Churchill Downs, sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Louisville tour itinerary maker tool.

Washington DC to Louisville is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Creation Museum
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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

2
nights
Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, Head underground at Onyx Cave, then hike along Fat Man's Misery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Green River. On your second day here, stroll through Cedar Sink Trail, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and then trek along Tall Man's Misery.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bowling Green online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Bowling Green takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Bowling Green are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Onyx Cave
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Claiborne Farm (in Paris) and Ark Encounter (in Williamstown). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bluegrass Distillers, and experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lexington road trip website.

You can drive from Bowling Green to Lexington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Lexington are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Claiborne Farm, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Ark Encounter
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Keeneland ©
Keeneland

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