5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Drive:  6​h
1
Cave City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lexington
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Memphis

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cave City route builder .

Memphis to Cave City is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Memphis in July, expect Cave City to be a bit cooler, temps between 86°F and 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Mammoth Cave National Park
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Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park
Dinosaur World ©
Dinosaur World

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then bet on a winner at Churchill Downs, and finally Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, get to know the resident critters at Louisville Zoo, then stop by Uptown Art, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Louisville vacation planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Cave City to Louisville with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cave City to Louisville due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©

1
night
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stop by Joseph-Beth Booksellers, view the masterpieces at Damselfly Gallery, then explore the galleries of Kentucky Horse Park, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co..

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Damselfly Gallery
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Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Damselfly Gallery ©
Damselfly Gallery
Joseph-Beth Booksellers ©
Joseph-Beth Booksellers

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