7 days in Kentucky & Saint Louis Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky & Saint Louis Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Lexington
— 1 day
Drive
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Slade
— 1 night
Drive
3
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly

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Lexington

— 1 day

Horse Capital of the World

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 13th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Unique Horse Farm Tours, relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lexington tour itinerary builder app.

Rochester to Lexington is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rochester in June: high temperatures in Lexington hover around 84°F and lows are around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Slade.

Things to do in Lexington

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Slade

— 1 night
On the 14th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Natural Bridge State Resort Park, then trek along Rock Bridge Trail #207, then stroll through Auxier Ridge Trail #204, and finally stroll through Nada Tunnel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Slade route planner.

You can drive from Lexington to Slade in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Slade can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Slade

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Angel's Envy Distillery, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. On the next day, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and then try your luck at Churchill Downs.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville tour website.

You can drive from Slade to Louisville in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Louisville are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Nature

Saint Louis

— 3 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Saint Louis is known for museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, walk around Tilles Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch.

Make your Saint Louis itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Louisville to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.