8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Drive:  2​h
1
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bowling Green
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Churchill Downs and Kentucky Derby Museum. Shop till you drop at The Glendale Antique Mall and 21c Museum Hotel. Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Maker's Mark (in Loretto), Jim Beam American Stillhouse (in Clermont) and Bardstown Art Gallery (in Bardstown). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Louisville Mega Cavern, take in the exciting artwork at Revelry Boutique Gallery, and examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Louisville online trip maker .

Indianapolis to Louisville is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in November, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

The Glendale Antique Mall, Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Maker's Mark, Bardstown Art Gallery
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Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©

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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail, then Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park, and then admire all the interesting features of NCM Motorsports Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for gifts at Jackson's Orchard.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bowling Green day trip site .

Drive from Louisville to Bowling Green in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. November in Bowling Green sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Mammoth Cave National Park
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

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.
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and Kentucky Horse Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Ark Encounter and Damselfly Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Lexington: Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles), Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort) and Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility (in Coxs Creek). There's still lots to do: try to win big at Keeneland and do a tasting at Equus Run Vineyard & Winery.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip app .

You can drive from Bowling Green to Lexington in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bowling Green to Lexington due to the time zone difference. November in Lexington sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Casinos Nature

Side Trips

Midway, Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Ark Encounter, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
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Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

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