8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Cave City
— 1 night
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Lexington
— 3 nights

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Louisville

Louisville ©

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get outdoors at Louisville Mega Cavern and My Old Kentucky Home. Get some historical perspective at Churchill Downs and Cathedral of the Assumption. Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Maker's Mark (in Loretto), Jim Beam American Stillhouse (in Clermont) and Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Angel's Envy Distillery and stroll around The Parklands of Floyds Fork.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville day trip planning app.

Indianapolis to Louisville is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. June in Louisville sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cave City.

Things to do in Louisville

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Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Maker's Mark
Maker's Mark

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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 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cave City day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Cave City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Cave City is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Cave City are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Cave City

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum

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Lexington

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kentucky Horse Park and Coolmore America - Ashford Stud. Visit Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and Switzer Covered Bridge for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Lawrenceburg (Wild Turkey Distillery & Four Roses), Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort) and Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: try your luck at Keeneland, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., and do a tasting at Equus Run Vineyard & Winery.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cave City to Lexington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

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Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Woodford Reserve Distillery ©
Woodford Reserve Distillery
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

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