9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Bowling Green
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore Lexington's surroundings by going to Ark Encounter (in Williamstown), The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville) and Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, try your luck at Keeneland, and sample the tasty concoctions at Woodford Reserve Distillery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip itinerary builder tool.

Los Angeles to Lexington is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Lexington is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lexington, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Step out of Louisville to go to Loretto and see Maker's Mark, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, stop by Muth's Candies, take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, and get to know the resident critters at Louisville Zoo.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Louisville online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Louisville are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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Bowling Green

Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, examine the collection at Dinosaur World, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Lost River Cave and then experience rural life at Chaney's Dairy Barn.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bowling Green planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Bowling Green in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Louisville to Bowling Green, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Nature · Museums

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.