9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8​h
1
Cave City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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 the 5th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Dinosaur World, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then hike along Fat Man's Misery. On your second day here, examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Lost River Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cave City itinerary tool .

Los Angeles to Cave City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In June in Cave City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Bowling Green
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Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave
Dinosaur World ©
Dinosaur World

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Churchill Downs and Louisville Mega Cavern. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Jim Beam American Stillhouse (in Clermont) and Maker's Mark (in Loretto). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at The Parklands of Floyds Fork, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery.

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Drive from Cave City to Louisville in 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cave City to Louisville due to the time zone difference. In June in Louisville, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Nature Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Maker's Mark, Jim Beam American Stillhouse
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
The Parklands of Floyds Fork ©
The Parklands of Floyds Fork

3
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Get outdoors at Kentucky Horse Park and Coolmore America - Ashford Stud. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lexington: Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles), Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility (in Coxs Creek) and Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (in Harrodsburg). There's much more to do: try your luck at Keeneland, sample the tasty concoctions at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., identify plant and animal life at Salato Wildlife Education Center, and learn about winemaking at Equus Run Vineyard & Winery.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lexington day trip planner .

You can drive from Louisville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Lexington sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Wildlife Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Frankfort, Versailles, Equus Run Vineyard & Winery, Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
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Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill ©
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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