4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Columbus
Drive:  3 h 30 min
1
Louisville
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: Columbus

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, and then try your luck at Churchill Downs.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Louisville travel planner.

Columbus to Louisville is an approximately 3.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Casinos Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
The Big Four Bridge ©
The Big Four Bridge

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nights
Lexington

Lexington
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Newport Aquarium (in Newport), JACK Cincinnati Casino (in Cincinnati) and Ark Encounter (in Williamstown). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Buffalo Trace Distillery, explore the galleries of Mary Todd Lincoln House, and try to win big at Keeneland.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lexington vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trips

Newport Aquarium, Buffalo Trace Distillery, JACK Cincinnati Casino, Ark Encounter, Woodford Reserve Distillery
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium

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