5 days in West Virginia & Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in West Virginia & Kentucky Itinerary

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Davis
— Few hours
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Fayetteville
— 1 night
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Lexington
— 1 night
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Bardstown
— 1 night
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night

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Davis

Davis ©
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stop by Blackwater Outdoor Adventures and then admire the sheer force of Blackwater Falls State Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Davis online travel route planner.

Washington DC to Davis is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for little chillier nights in Davis, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Davis

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
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Blackwater Outdoor Adventures ©
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park

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Fayetteville

Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at New River Gorge National River, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Babcock State Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fayetteville trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Davis to Fayetteville in 3 hours. When traveling from Davis in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fayetteville: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Zipline, New River Gorge National River, Babcock State Park
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Zipline
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Babcock State Park ©
Babcock State Park

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Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 16th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Lexington Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Mary Todd Lincoln House, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., then relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lexington vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Lexington takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bardstown.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
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Raven Run Nature Sanctuary ©
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
Mary Todd Lincoln House ©
Mary Todd Lincoln House
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

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Bardstown

Bardstown ©
Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. On the 17th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Bernheim Arboretum & Forest, brush up on your military savvy at Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Barton 1792 Distillery, then sample the fine beverages at Willett Distilling Company, and finally tee off at My Old Kentucky Home.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bardstown day trip site.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Bardstown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Bardstown

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bernheim Arboretum & Forest
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Bernheim Arboretum & Forest ©
Bernheim Arboretum & Forest
My Old Kentucky Home ©
My Old Kentucky Home
Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum ©
Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
On the 18th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Sand Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally trek along Fat Man's Misery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Bardstown to Mammoth Cave National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bardstown to Mammoth Cave National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Diamond Caverns, Sand Cave
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Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Sand Cave ©
Sand Cave

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