10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Paducah
— 1 night
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Park City
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Lexington
— 3 nights
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Paducah

Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see human ingenuity at work at Kentucky Dam and then do a tasting at Purple Toad Winery.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paducah attractions planning app.

Minneapolis to Paducah is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In July in Paducah, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Park City.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

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Park City

Park City is a home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave, examine the collection at Dinosaur World, then explore the fascinating underground world of Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum, and finally hike along Fat Man's Misery. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns, then bet on your favorite at NCM Motorsports Park, then relax in the rural setting at Chaney's Dairy Barn, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aviation Heritage Park.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Park City trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Paducah to Park City takes 3 hours. In July in Park City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Park City

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery and Louisville Waterfront Park. Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown) and Bardstown (Barton 1792 Distillery, Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Cherokee Park, browse the exhibits of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience at Stitzel-Weller, and explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville trip planning tool.

Drive from Park City to Louisville in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Park City to Louisville is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
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Lexington

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lexington Cemetery and Red River Gorge Geological Area. Go for a jaunt from Lexington to Berea to see Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, walk around The Arboretum, see where the action happens at Rupp Arena, and identify plant and animal life at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lexington trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Louisville to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.