8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: San Bernardino
Drive:  26​h
1
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Versailles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cave City
— 1 night
Drive:  26​h
End: San Bernardino

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Shop till you drop at 21c Museum Hotel and Revelry Boutique Gallery. Visit Churchill Downs and Louisville Mega Cavern for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Jim Beam American Stillhouse (in Clermont). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville trip itinerary builder site .

San Bernardino to Louisville is an approximately 30-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from San Bernardino to Louisville is 3 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Bernardino in July: highs in Louisville hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Maker's Mark
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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

2
nights
Versailles

Versailles
Versailles is a home rule-class city in Woodford County, Kentucky, United States and is located near Lexington. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): shop like a local with Damselfly Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter, and then hunt for treasures at Georgetown Peddler's Mall. Keep things going the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Woodford Reserve Distillery, sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, then relax in the rural setting at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, and finally sample the fine beverages at Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Versailles trip planning website .

You can drive from Louisville to Versailles in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Versailles are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Versailles

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility, Ark Encounter, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Damselfly Gallery, Buffalo Trace Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Woodford Reserve Distillery ©
Woodford Reserve Distillery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cave City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Versailles to Cave City takes 2 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Cave City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cave City

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, National Corvette Museum
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum

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