8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cave City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 1st (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Louisville travel itinerary planner .

Fort Lauderdale to Louisville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, Louisville is much colder than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 57°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Distillery Tours

2
nights
Cave City

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 4th (Mon): hike along Cedar Sink Trail, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, then examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, and finally make a trip to 1921 Standard Oil Station. On the next day, hike along Tall Man's Misery, then examine the collection at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Glendale Antique Mall.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cave City trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Louisville to Cave City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Louisville to Cave City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Cave City can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Bowling Green, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, The Glendale Antique Mall
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Ark Encounter (in Williamstown), Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles) and Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort). There's still lots to do: try your luck at Keeneland, experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bourbon 30 Spirits Distillery, and admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lexington online tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Cave City to Lexington in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cave City to Lexington. In November in Lexington, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Nature

Side Trips

Georgetown, Ark Encounter, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Woodford Reserve Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

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