14 days in Kentucky Itinerary

14 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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14 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Louisville
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Park City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Paducah
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Houston

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.
Old Fort Harrod State Park and Lexington Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Great American Dollhouse Museum and Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Change things up with these side-trips from Lexington: Ark Encounter (in Williamstown), Weston Glass Studio (in Berea) and Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site (in Perryville). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bluegrass Distillers, pause for some serene contemplation at Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church, and take in the exciting artwork at Damselfly Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lexington trip builder app .

Houston to Lexington is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Houston in June, with highs in Lexington at 84°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Berea, The Great American Dollhouse Museum, Ark Encounter, Old Fort Harrod State Park, Damselfly Gallery
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Lexington Cemetery ©
Lexington Cemetery
The Great American Dollhouse Museum ©

4
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Head to 21c Museum Hotel and Art Eatablesfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Abbey of Gethsemani and Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Bardstown (Barton 1792 Distillery, Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum, & more), Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown) and Saunders Springs Nature Preserve (in Radcliff). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, enjoy some diversion at Churchill Downs, and take a stroll through Old Louisville.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Louisville tour builder .

Traveling by car from Lexington to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Louisville sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bardstown, Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, The Abbey of Gethsemani
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Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
The Abbey of Gethsemani ©
The Abbey of Gethsemani

3
nights
Park City

Park City ©
Park City is a home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, United States. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Aviation Heritage Park and Historic RailPark and Train Museum. Step out of Park City to go to Bowling Green and see National Corvette Museum, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Fat Man's Misery, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park, and examine the collection at Dinosaur World.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Park City journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Park City takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Louisville to Park City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Park City sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Paducah.

Things to do in Park City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Bowling Green, Cave City, Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum
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Dinosaur World ©
Dinosaur World
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Aviation Heritage Park ©
Aviation Heritage Park

3
nights
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to River Discovery Center and Paducah Riverwalk. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Purple Toad Winery and The National Quilt Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paducah: Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium (in Golden Pond) and Casey Jones Distillery (in Hopkinsville). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum, view the masterpieces at The PAPA Gallery, steep yourself in history at William Clark Market House Museum, and see the interesting displays at Paducah Distilled Spirits.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paducah travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from Park City to Paducah takes 3 hours. June in Paducah sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paducah

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Casey Jones Distillery, Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium
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