10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Covington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Park City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Louisville
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Denver

1
night
Covington

Covington
Covington is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, located at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Covington day trip planning app .

Denver to Covington is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to Covington due to the time zone difference. In September in Covington, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Covington

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Ark Encounter, Newport Aquarium, XhilaRacing
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium
XhilaRacing ©
XhilaRacing

3
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles), Claiborne Farm (in Paris) and Frankfort (Castle & Key Distillery & Buffalo Trace Distillery). And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Keeneland, sample the tasty concoctions at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery, and relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lexington sightseeing website .

Getting from Covington to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lexington are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Frankfort, Versailles, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Claiborne Farm
Highlights from your plan
James E. Pepper Distillery ©
James E. Pepper Distillery
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

2
nights
Park City

Park City ©
Park City is a home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Lost River Cave, then see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns, then trek along Fat Man's Misery, and then trek along Cedar Sink Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Park City trip planner.

You can drive from Lexington to Park City in 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Park City due to the time zone difference. September in Park City sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Park City

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Bowling Green
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown), Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Preservation Distillery (in Bardstown). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Louisville Mega Cavern, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Park City to Louisville in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Louisville are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Preservation Distillery, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, Maker's Mark
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Distillery Tours

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