9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky Trip Planner

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Louisville
— 1 day
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Owensboro
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Bardstown
— 1 night
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Somerset
— 1 night

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in a show at Abbey Road On The River, see the interesting displays at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Louisville trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

New York City to Louisville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Louisville when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Owensboro.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

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Owensboro

Owensboro ©
Owensboro is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Daviess County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see a show at Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, explore the striking landscape of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, and then admire the majestic nature at Lincoln State Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Jasper Riverwalk and then make a splash at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Owensboro road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Owensboro takes 2 hours. Traveling from Louisville to Owensboro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Owensboro are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Owensboro

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, Jasper Riverwalk
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial ©
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Lincoln State Park ©
Lincoln State Park
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari ©
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Froggett’s Guntown Mountain, explore the activities along Green River, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mammoth Cave National Park planner.

Getting from Owensboro to Mammoth Cave National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mammoth Cave National Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bardstown.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Froggett’s Guntown Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Froggett’s Guntown Mountain ©
Froggett’s Guntown Mountain

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Bardstown

Bardstown ©
Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): learn about all things military at Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral, and then admire the majestic nature at Lincoln Homestead State Park.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read Bardstown road trip tool.

Drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Bardstown in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. September in Bardstown sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Bardstown

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Lincoln Homestead State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Homestead State Park ©
Lincoln Homestead State Park
Basilica of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral ©
Basilica of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral
Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum ©
Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum

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Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 22nd (Tue), steep yourself in history at White Hall State Historic Site, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Boonesborough State Park, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Daniel Boone National Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Hopemont, then immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, and then take a stroll around Cane Ridge Meetinghouse.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Lexington trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bardstown to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Somerset.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Cane Ridge Meetinghouse, Daniel Boone National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Daniel Boone National Forest ©
Daniel Boone National Forest
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
White Hall State Historic Site ©
White Hall State Historic Site

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Somerset

Somerset
Somerset is a home rule-class city in Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States. On the 24th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, then identify plant and animal life at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Millsprings Battlefield Museum.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Somerset attractions planner.

Drive from Lexington to Somerset in 1.5 hours. September in Somerset sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Somerset

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Jamestown, Millsprings Battlefield Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery ©
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

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