8 days in Lexington & Houston Itinerary

8 days in Lexington & Houston Itinerary

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Lexington

— 3 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum. Let the collections at Ark Encounter and Kentucky Horse Park capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lexington: Sherlock's Escape Rooms (in Florence), Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (in Hodgenville) and St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (in Cincinnati). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip itinerary builder site.

Houston to Lexington is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Lexington is little chillier than Houston - with highs of 48°F and lows of 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Houston

— 4 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Attractions like Space Center Houston and The Houston Museum of Natural Science make great kid-friendly stops. Let the collections at 1892 Bishop's Palace and Moody Mansion capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Galveston (The Seawall & Old City Cemetery) and Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, and engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Houston sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Lexington to Houston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Houston. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lexington in December, with highs in Houston at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips