9 days in Louisville & Lexington Itinerary

9 days in Louisville & Lexington Itinerary

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9 days in Louisville & Lexington Itinerary

Start: Spokane
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Louisville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Spokane

4
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Mammoth Cave National Park (in Mammoth Cave National Park), Onyx Cave (in Cave City) and National Corvette Museum (in Bowling Green). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, and try to win big at Churchill Downs.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Louisville sightseeing planner.

Spokane to Louisville is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Spokane in April: high temperatures in Louisville hover around 69°F and lows are around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave, National Corvette Museum, Onyx Cave
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Distillery Tours

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 out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: JACK Cincinnati Casino (in Cincinnati), Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort) and Newport Aquarium (in Newport). There's much more to do: bet on a winner at Keeneland, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, let the kids burn off some steam at George Rogers Clark Park, and relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lexington day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Lexington, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trips

George Rogers Clark Park, Newport Aquarium, JACK Cincinnati Casino, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Buffalo Trace Distillery
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Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
JACK Cincinnati Casino ©
JACK Cincinnati Casino

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