8 days in Louisville & Frankfort Itinerary

8 days in Louisville & Frankfort Itinerary

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8 days in Louisville & Frankfort Itinerary

Start: Louisville
1
Louisville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Frankfort
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Louisville

4
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bobby Davis Museum, Cumberland Museum and Ark Encounter. Get some historical perspective at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and Locust Grove. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum and Monastery Immaculate conception. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisville: Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site (in Perryville), The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville) and Old Fort Harrod State Park (in Harrodsburg). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, examine the collection at Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion, and admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville trip website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Louisville. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Frankfort.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum, Ark Encounter, Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, The Great American Dollhouse Museum
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3
nights
Frankfort

Frankfort ©
Frankfort is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the seat of Franklin County. On the 4th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then see the interesting displays at McDowell House Museum, and then take in the history at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and then take in the history at Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Frankfort road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Frankfort takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 34°F. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Frankfort

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

McDowell House Museum, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
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