9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Bowling Green
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Lexington
— 3 nights
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Louisville
— 4 nights

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Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): make a trip to 1921 Standard Oil Station and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, stop by Detweiler's Country Store, then browse the collection at The Book Store, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bowling Green trip itinerary site.

Saint Louis to Bowling Green is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August in Bowling Green, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Detweiler's Country Store ©
Detweiler's Country Store
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.
Cane Ridge Meetinghouse and Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea and Kentucky Soaps and Such. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lexington: Wild Turkey Distillery (in Lawrenceburg), Berea Arts Council (in Berea) and Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: try to win big at Keeneland, sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and view the masterpieces at Damselfly Gallery.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip planner.

You can drive from Bowling Green to Lexington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bowling Green to Lexington due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Woodford Reserve Distillery ©
Woodford Reserve Distillery
Keeneland ©
Keeneland

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Louisville

Louisville ©

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
For shopping fun, head to The Glendale Antique Mall or 21c Museum Hotel. Visit Churchill Downs and Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Maker's Mark (in Loretto), Barton 1792 Distillery (in Bardstown) and Boundary Oak Distillery (in Radcliff). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, and stroll around The Parklands of Floyds Fork.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Louisville road trip website.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Side Trips

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Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Maker's Mark
Maker's Mark
Jim Beam American Stillhouse ©
Jim Beam American Stillhouse

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