10 days in Kentucky Appalachians Itinerary

10 days in Kentucky Appalachians Itinerary

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10 days in Kentucky Appalachians Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Kansas City


Louisa ©
Louisa is a home rule-class city located at the merger of the Levisa and Tug Forks into the Big Sandy River. Change things up with these side-trips from Louisa: Ashland (Superhero Creamery, Highlands Museum and Discovery Center, & more), Paintsville (Country Music Highway & U. S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum) and Olive Hill (Grayson Lake & Carter Caves State Resort Park). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Paveillon and walk around Paintsville Lake State Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Louisa tour planner .

Kansas City to Louisa is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Louisa is 1 hour. In October in Louisa, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pikeville.

Things to do in Louisa

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ashland, Paintsville, Olive Hill, Paintsville Lake State Park
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Carter Caves State Resort Park ©
Carter Caves State Resort Park
Paintsville Lake State Park ©
Paintsville Lake State Park
Superhero Creamery ©
Superhero Creamery


Pikeville ©
Pikeville is a city in and the county seat of Pike County, Kentucky, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Pikeville side-trips: Loretta Lynn's Birthplace - Butcher Hollow (in Paintsville) and Prestonsburg (Middle Creek National Battlefield, Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, & more). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery, get engrossed in the history at Big Sandy Heritage Center, stroll the grounds of Dils Cemetery, and walk around Bob Amos Park.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pikeville journey website .

Getting from Louisa to Pikeville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pikeville

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Prestonsburg, Loretta Lynn's Birthplace - Butcher Hollow
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Big Sandy Heritage Center ©
Big Sandy Heritage Center
Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery ©
Dils Cemetery ©
Dils Cemetery