8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Burlington
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cave City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Boston

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Burlington

Burlington
Burlington is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Boone County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Creation Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Burlington online travel route planner .

Boston to Burlington is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In October, daily temperatures in Burlington can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Burlington

Museums

Side Trip

Creation Museum
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Creation Museum
Creation Museum

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louisville Mega Cavern and Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Popular historic sites such as Churchill Downs and Zachary Taylor National Cemetery are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Bernheim Arboretum & Forest (in Clermont) and Saunders Springs Nature Preserve (in Radcliff). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, trek along EP "Tom" Sawyer State Park, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Louisville itinerary site .

Drive from Burlington to Louisville in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Louisville are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, Bernheim Arboretum & Forest
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cave City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Cave City takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Cave City is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Cave City

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, National Corvette Museum
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette 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 outdoors at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and Salato Wildlife Education Center. Appreciate the collections at Ark Encounter and Kentucky Horse Park. Explore Lexington's surroundings by going to The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville) and William Arnold Log House (in Williamstown). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mary Todd Lincoln House and look for all kinds of wild species at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lexington trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Cave City to Lexington takes 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Williamstown, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, The Great American Dollhouse Museum, Salato Wildlife Education Center, Coolmore America - Ashford Stud
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
The Great American Dollhouse Museum ©

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