12 days in Kentucky Itinerary

12 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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12 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Paducah
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Park City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lexington
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, admire the masterpieces at The National Quilt Museum, make a trip to Floodwall Murals, then learn about winemaking at Purple Toad Winery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Moonshine Company.

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Newark to Paducah is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Paducah can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Paducah

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Casey Jones Distillery, Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, Kentucky Lake
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Casey Jones Distillery ©
Casey Jones Distillery
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery

4
nights
Park City

Park City ©
Park City is a home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Smothers Park (in Owensboro) and Cub Run Cave (in Cub Run). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park, steep yourself in history at Bell's Tavern, trek along Cedar Sink Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Green River.

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Getting from Paducah to Park City by car takes about 3 hours. In August in Park City, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Park City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Cub Run, Cave City, The Book Store, Smothers Park
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Smothers Park ©
Smothers Park

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisville: Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown) and Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, stop by Uptown Art, and take in the views from The Big Four Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville online trip builder .

You can drive from Park City to Louisville in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kentucky Artisan Distillery, Limestone Branch Distillery, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Distillery Tours

2
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, relax in the rural setting at Claiborne Farm, and then see the interesting displays at The Great American Dollhouse Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bluegrass Distillers, experience rural life at Taylor Made Farm, and then catch the contagious excitement of Keeneland.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lexington trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Claiborne Farm, Taylor Made Farm, The Great American Dollhouse Museum, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Highlights from your plan
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Claiborne Farm ©
Claiborne Farm

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