8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Burlington
— Few hours
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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Cave City
— 1 night
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Lexington
— 3 nights

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Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Boone County, Kentucky, United States. On the 11th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Creation Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Burlington trip itinerary builder.

Boston to Burlington is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Burlington

Childrens Museums · Museums

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Creation Museum ©
Creation Museum

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Louisville

Louisville ©

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get a sense of the local culture at Churchill Downs and Kentucky Derby Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Louisville Mega Cavern and EP "Tom" Sawyer State Park. Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Saunders Springs Nature Preserve (in Radcliff) and Bernheim Arboretum & Forest (in Clermont). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, stroll the grounds of Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the views from The Big Four Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Burlington to Louisville in 2 hours. October in Louisville sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cave City.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

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

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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.
On the 15th (Tue), examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cave City vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Cave City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Cave City is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Cave City can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Cave City

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum

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Lexington

Lexington

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Escape the urban bustle at Salato Wildlife Education Center and Kentucky Horse Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ark Encounter and Mary Todd Lincoln House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (in Harrodsburg), William Arnold Log House (in Williamstown) and The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lexington driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cave City to Lexington in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. October in Lexington sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
The Great American Dollhouse Museum ©
The Great American Dollhouse Museum

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