6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Dayton
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Dayton

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
We've included these beaches for you: Churchill Downs and Louisville Mega Cavern. Visit Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and National Corvette Museum for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Lincoln Homestead State Park (in Springfield), Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Mammoth Cave National Park (in Mammoth Cave National Park). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and take in the views from The Big Four Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Louisville trip builder tool .

Dayton to Louisville is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. June in Louisville sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

National Corvette Museum, Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky Artisan Distillery, Lincoln Homestead State Park, Maker's Mark
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©

2
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Equus Run Vineyard & Winery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and then see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, sample the tasty concoctions at Woodford Reserve Distillery, and then try your luck at Keeneland.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lexington online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lexington are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ark Encounter, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Woodford Reserve Distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Equus Run Vineyard & Winery
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Ark Encounter ©
Ark Encounter
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery

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