22 days in Kentucky Itinerary

22 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Lexington
— 6 nights
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Corbin
— 2 nights
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Park City
— 4 nights
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Cadiz
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 6 nights
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kentucky Horse Park and Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Frankfort (Salato Wildlife Education Center & Buffalo Trace Distillery), Ark Encounter (in Williamstown) and Newport Aquarium (in Newport). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud, view the masterpieces at Damselfly Gallery, admire the majestic nature at Natural Bridge State Resort Park, and learn more about the world around you at Creation Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lexington route planning tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Lexington is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. In July, Lexington is a bit warmer than Brussels - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Corbin.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
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Corbin

Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Laurel River Lake and then immerse yourself in nature at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Corbin trip maker app.

Drive from Lexington to Corbin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Corbin

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

4
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Park City

Park City is a home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Mammoth Cave and Lost River Cave. Step out of Park City with an excursion to National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the activities along Echo River, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail, and hike along Fat Man's Misery.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Park City itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Corbin to Park City takes 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Corbin to Park City due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Park City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cadiz.

Things to do in Park City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

2
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Cadiz

Cadiz is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Trigg County, Kentucky, United States. On the 14th (Sun), admire the engineering at Kentucky Dam, look for all kinds of wild species at The Arboretum at Murray State, and then identify plant and animal life at Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the fine beverages at Casey Jones Distillery, then identify plant and animal life at Jeffers Bend Environmental Center, and then identify plant and animal life at The Elk and Bison Prairie.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cadiz route planning tool.

Drive from Park City to Cadiz in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

6
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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get some historical perspective at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and Cave Hill Cemetery. Get outdoors at Louisville Mega Cavern and Jefferson Memorial Forest. Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area (in Brandenburg), Saunders Springs Nature Preserve (in Radcliff) and Bernheim Arboretum & Forest (in Clermont). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, walk around The Parklands of Floyds Fork, and take in the views from The Big Four Bridge.

Plan trip to Louisville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Louisville takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

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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.