14 days in Kentucky Itinerary

14 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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14 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Louisville
1
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lexington
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Park City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Paducah
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Louisville

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 Smothers Park (in Owensboro). There's much more to do: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, make a splash at Kentucky Kingdom, and learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Louisville trip itinerary maker .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Louisville. July in Louisville sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Smothers Park, Kentucky Artisan Distillery, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Kingdom ©
Kentucky Kingdom
Distillery Tours

4
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Kids will enjoy Newport Aquarium and Aviation Museum of Kentucky. Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville), Claiborne Farm (in Paris) and Salato Wildlife Education Center (in Frankfort). There's lots more to do: try your luck at Keeneland, delve into the lush surroundings at Berea Pinnacles, sample the tasty concoctions at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., and cool off at Paradise Cove Aquatic Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Equus Run Vineyard & Winery, Salato Wildlife Education Center, Newport Aquarium, Paradise Cove Aquatic Center, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Highlights from your plan
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium
Paradise Cove Aquatic Center ©
Paradise Cove Aquatic Center
Keeneland ©
Keeneland

3
nights
Park City

Park City ©
Park City is a home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, United States. Family-friendly places like Fat Man's Misery and Onyx Cave will thrill your kids. When in Park City, make a side trip to see Cub Run Cave in Cub Run, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park, explore the activities along Echo River, examine the collection at Dinosaur World, and look for gifts at Detweiler's Country Store.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Park City online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Lexington to Park City takes 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Park City. In July in Park City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Paducah.

Things to do in Park City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Cub Run, Cave City
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Dinosaur World ©
Dinosaur World
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery

3
nights
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Attractions like Venture River Water Park and Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Paducah side-trips: Newsom's Old Mill Store (in Princeton), Kentucky Lake (in Gilbertsville) and Casey Jones Distillery (in Hopkinsville). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The National Quilt Museum, don't miss a visit to Floodwall Murals, get in on the family fun at Maggie's Jungle Golf & Jungle Run, and learn about winemaking at Purple Toad Winery.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paducah travel route planner .

You can drive from Park City to Paducah in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Paducah can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Paducah

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Gilbertsville, Newsom's Old Mill Store, Casey Jones Distillery, Venture River Water Park, Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum
Highlights from your plan
Venture River Water Park ©
Venture River Water Park
Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum ©
Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum

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