8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Durham
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus:  8​h
1
Bowling Green
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Durham

1
night
Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bowling Green sightseeing planner .

Durham to Bowling Green is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Durham to Bowling Green due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mammoth Cave
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
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: Preservation Distillery (in Bardstown), Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown) and Maker's Mark (in Loretto). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Louisville Mega Cavern, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, and examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Louisville trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. September in Louisville sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maker's Mark, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, Preservation Distillery
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Distillery Tours

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 Williamstown (Ark Encounter & William Arnold Log House), Frankfort (Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial & Buffalo Trace Distillery) and Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: try to win big at Keeneland, admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and sample the tasty concoctions at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co..

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lexington trip planning website .

You can drive from Louisville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Lexington, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Frankfort, Williamstown, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Woodford Reserve Distillery
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

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