8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Allegan
Drive:  6​h
1
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cave City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Allegan

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Louisville is known for nature, museums, breweries & distilleries, casinos, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Louisville Mega Cavern, stroll the grounds of Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, and learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Louisville vacation planner.

Allegan to Louisville is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Allegan in April: high temperatures in Louisville hover around 69°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kentucky Artisan Distillery
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Room Escape Games
Louisville Zoo ©
Louisville Zoo

2
nights
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.
On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Kentucky Action Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave, then examine the collection at Dinosaur World, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cave City trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Louisville to Cave City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Louisville to Cave City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lost River Cave, Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, Mammoth Cave
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo ©
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

2
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
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 (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Bluegrass Distillers, sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and then try your luck at Keeneland. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, relax in the rural setting at Sun Valley Farm, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Lexington trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Cave City to Lexington in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. April in Lexington sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Sun Valley Farm, Buffalo Trace Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery

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