8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Blue Grass Airport, Drive to Stanton
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Stanton
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 4 nights
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Harrodsburg
— 2 nights
Drive to Blue Grass Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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Stanton

Stanton is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Powell County, Kentucky, United States. On the 4th (Thu), stroll through Rock Bridge Trail #207 and then identify plant and animal life at Nada Tunnel.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Stanton day trip website.

New York City to Stanton is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Stanton. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Stanton

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Mammoth Cave National Park

— 1 night
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
On the 5th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, then examine the collection at Dinosaur World, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park online route planner.

Drive from Stanton to Mammoth Cave National Park in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Louisville

— 4 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Churchill Downs and Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle). Step out of the city life by going to Louisville Mega Cavern and Jefferson Memorial Forest. Take a break from Louisville with a short trip to Saunders Springs Nature Preserve in Radcliff, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Cave Hill Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, walk around The Parklands of Floyds Fork, and snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Harrodsburg.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Harrodsburg

— 2 nights
Harrodsburg is a home rule-class city in Mercer County, Kentucky, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): try to win big at Keeneland and then steep yourself in history at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Harrodsburg route maker site.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Harrodsburg takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Harrodsburg are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Harrodsburg

Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.