8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky holiday maker
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Make it your trip
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Bardstown
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bowling Green
— 2 nights
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Lexington — 2 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Get in touch with nature at Kentucky River Tours and Salato Wildlife Education Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lexington: Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles), Four Roses (in Lawrenceburg) and Frankfort (Castle & Key Distillery & Buffalo Trace Distillery). There's more to do: catch the contagious excitement of Keeneland and sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington driving holiday planning tool.

Birmingham to Lexington is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in October; daily highs in Lexington reach 70°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Bardstown.
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Bardstown — 3 nights

Head to The Glendale Antique Mall and The Blind Pig Bourbon Marketfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bardstown: Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon) and Boundary Oak Distillery (in Radcliff).

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bardstown online journey maker.

You can drive from Lexington to Bardstown in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Bardstown are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bowling Green.
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Bowling Green — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for gifts at Jackson's Orchard & Nursery, Head underground at Lost River Cave, and then browse for treasures at Bright's Antique World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Fat Man's Misery, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and then trek along Cedar Sink Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bowling Green trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Bardstown to Bowling Green in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bardstown to Bowling Green is minus 1 hour. November in Bowling Green sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
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.
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