8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport
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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Somerset
— 2 nights
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Drive to Blue Grass Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Bakersfield

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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 7th (Wed), examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then bet on a winner at Churchill Downs. On your second day here, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Louisville trip planner.

Bakersfield to Louisville is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bakersfield in August: highs in Louisville hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Casinos

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Mary Todd Lincoln House, admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, and then stop by Ruth Hunt Candies. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility, and then bet on a winner at Keeneland.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Somerset.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Fun & Games · Nature · Casinos

Side Trips

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Somerset

Somerset is a home rule-class city in Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at International Paranormal Museum and Research Center and then brush up on your military savvy at Millsprings Battlefield Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Somerset trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Somerset takes 1.5 hours. August in Somerset sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Somerset

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

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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.