9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Giddings
Drive:  15​h
1
Bardstown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Berea
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Frankfort
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h 45​min
End: Giddings

1
night
Bardstown

Bardstown ©
Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): learn about winemaking at McIntyre's Winery & Berries, then learn about winemaking at Jesters Winery & Cafe, then sample the fine beverages at Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility, and finally make a trip to Basilica of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Abbey of Gethsemani, then get engrossed in the history at The Lincoln Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Glendale Antique Mall, and finally browse the different shops at Bennie's Barn Antique Mall.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bardstown journey planner .

Giddings to Bardstown is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Giddings in October, with highs in Bardstown at 69°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Bardstown

Shopping Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Glendale, Jesters Winery & Cafe, Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility, The Lincoln Museum, The Abbey of Gethsemani
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The Abbey of Gethsemani ©
The Abbey of Gethsemani
McIntyre's Winery & Berries ©
McIntyre's Winery & Berries

2
nights
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, then Head underground at Diamond Caverns, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave, then see the interesting displays at Dinosaur World, then examine the collection at Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum, and finally trek along Fat Man's Misery.

Start your trip to Mammoth Cave National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Bardstown to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bardstown to Mammoth Cave National Park is minus 1 hour. In October in Mammoth Cave National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Berea.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cave City, Diamond Caverns, National Corvette Museum, Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum
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Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns

1
night
Berea

Berea ©
Berea is a home rule-class city in Madison County, Kentucky, in the United States. On the 7th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Tater Knob Pottery and Farm, then delve into the lush surroundings at Berea Pinnacles, then view the masterpieces at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, and finally stop by Weston Glass Studio.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Berea day trip planner .

Getting from Mammoth Cave National Park to Berea by car takes about 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Berea. When traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Berea: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Frankfort.

Things to do in Berea

Shopping Nature Parks
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Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea ©
Tater Knob Pottery and Farm ©
Tater Knob Pottery and Farm
Weston Glass Studio ©
Weston Glass Studio

2
nights
Frankfort

Frankfort ©
Frankfort is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the seat of Franklin County. On the 8th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then sample the tasty concoctions at Woodford Reserve Distillery, then relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and finally experience rural life at Evans Orchard & Cider Mill. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Cane Ridge Meetinghouse, relax in the rural setting at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, and then learn about winemaking at Rising Sons Home Farm Winery.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Frankfort trip planner .

You can drive from Berea to Frankfort in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfort

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Georgetown, Cane Ridge Meetinghouse, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Rising Sons Home Farm Winery, Woodford Reserve Distillery
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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill ©
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Rising Sons Home Farm Winery ©
Rising Sons Home Farm Winery
Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©

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