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Louisville to Lexington drive

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 Main St
 Simpsonville (Kentucky)
 Shelbyville (Kentucky)
 Salato Wildlife Center
 Midway (Kentucky)
 Kentucky Horse Park
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Louisville to Lexington road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Louisville to Lexington. If you're planning a road trip to Lexington, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Louisville and Lexington. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Louisville and Lexington. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Louisville
drive for about 23 minutes

10:23 am  Main St
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:23 am
drive for about 20 minutes

11:43 am  Simpsonville (Kentucky)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:43 pm
drive for about 17 minutes

12:59 pm  Shelbyville (Kentucky)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:59 pm
drive for about 28 minutes

2:27 pm  Salato Wildlife Center
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:27 pm
drive for about 23 minutes

3:50 pm  Midway (Kentucky)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:50 pm
drive for about 17 minutes

5:07 pm  Kentucky Horse Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:07 pm
drive for about 17 minutes

6:25 pm  arrive in Lexington

driving ≈ 2.5 hours

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Louisville to Lexington questions

profile  Nathan asked:
Best Bourbon stops on Kentucky Bourbon Trail  (2 answers)

Where should I stop along the way?

Main St

Simpsonville (Kentucky)

Shelbyville (Kentucky)

Salato Wildlife Center  (2 mentions)

Midway (Kentucky)
    Woodford Reserve Distillery  (3 mentions)

Kentucky Horse Park  (5 mentions)

What are some things to do in Lexington?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Lexington. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Lexington?  (2 answers)

profile  Don from Winnipeg asked:
Best place to stay in Lexington while attending the Rolex 3 day event?  (1 answer)

profile  Arlene from asked:
stays overnight, Lexington, Ky. near highway  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Lexington.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Lexington to Louisville drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Louisville? Try searching for places within 1.5 hours of Louisville.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Louisville to Lexington. Or get a full Louisville to Lexington flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Louisville well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Louisville!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 82 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 22 minutes
47 Louisville travel answers
1 Midway (Kentucky) travel answer
28 Lexington travel answers


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