11 days in Kentucky Itinerary

11 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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11 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Covington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Park City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Covington

Covington
Covington is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, located at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. On the 8th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Newport Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at XhilaRacing, examine the collection at Ark Encounter, then snap pictures at Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at George Rogers Clark Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Covington journey maker .

New York City to Covington is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City in October, Covington is a bit cooler at night with lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Covington

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Newport, XhilaRacing, Ark Encounter
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium
George Rogers Clark Park ©
George Rogers Clark Park

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Preservation Distillery (in Bardstown), Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown) and Maker's Mark (in Loretto). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Louisville Mega Cavern, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Louisville planner .

Drive from Covington to Louisville in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Park City

Park City ©
Park City is a home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Park City side-trips: Bowling Green (Lost River Cave & National Corvette Museum). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, hike along Tall Man's Misery, explore the activities along Green River, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Park City using our trip planner.

Getting from Louisville to Park City by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Park City are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lexington.

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
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort), Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles) and Claiborne Farm (in Paris). The adventure continues: try to win big at Keeneland, experience rural life at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud, immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co..

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lexington trip maker tool .

Drive from Park City to Lexington in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In October in Lexington, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Versailles, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Dirty South Pottery, Claiborne Farm
Highlights from your plan
James E. Pepper Distillery ©
James E. Pepper Distillery
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

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