8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Bowling Green
— 2 nights
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Lexington
— 3 nights
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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Head to 21c Museum Hotel and The Glendale Antique Mallfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Kentucky Derby Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Bardstown Art Gallery (in Bardstown), Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Jim Beam American Stillhouse (in Clermont). There's much more to do: try your luck at Churchill Downs, explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, and view the masterpieces at Revelry Boutique Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Louisville trip builder tool.

Indianapolis to Louisville is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. November in Louisville sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

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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, and then join the crowd at NCM Motorsports Park. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for gifts at Jackson's Orchard.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read Bowling Green online vacation planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Bowling Green in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Louisville to Bowling Green, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Bowling Green are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ark Encounter and Kentucky Horse Park. Explore Lexington's surroundings by going to Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility (in Coxs Creek), Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (in Harrodsburg) and Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort). There's much more to do: try to win big at Keeneland, get a taste of the local shopping with Damselfly Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Woodford Reserve Distillery, and do a tasting at Equus Run Vineyard & Winery.

To see reviews and tourist information, go to the Lexington road trip app.

Drive from Bowling Green to Lexington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bowling Green to Lexington due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Casinos · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.