22 days in Kentucky Itinerary

22 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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22 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Lexington
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Corbin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Park City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Cadiz
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Louisville
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Brussels

6
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Popular historic sites such as Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial are in your itinerary. Visiting Kentucky Horse Park and Raven Run Nature Sanctuary will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Newport Aquarium (in Newport), Frankfort (Salato Wildlife Education Center & Buffalo Trace Distillery) and Ark Encounter (in Williamstown). And it doesn't end there: try to win big at Keeneland, take in the exciting artwork at Damselfly Gallery, see the interesting displays at Creation Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip itinerary builder app .

Brussels, Belgium to Lexington is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Brussels to Lexington. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: high temperatures in Lexington hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Corbin.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Frankfort, Newport Aquarium, Ark Encounter, Coolmore America - Ashford Stud, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium
Natural Bridge State Resort Park ©

2
nights
Corbin

Corbin ©
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Laurel River Lake and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Corbin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lexington to Corbin takes 2 hours. July in Corbin sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Corbin

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Laurel River Lake
Highlights from your plan
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park ©
Laurel River Lake ©
Laurel River Lake

4
nights
Park City

Park City ©
Park City is a home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lost River Cave. 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: Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park, trek along Fat Man's Misery, look for gifts at Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop, and stroll through Cedar Sink Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Park City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Corbin to Park City takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Corbin to Park City is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 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

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Cave City, Bowling Green
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave

2
nights
Cadiz

Cadiz ©
Cadiz is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Trigg County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see human ingenuity at work 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. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Casey Jones Distillery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jeffers Bend Environmental Center, and then identify plant and animal life at The Elk and Bison Prairie.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cadiz visit planning app .

You can drive from Park City to Cadiz in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cadiz are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 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

Golden Pond, Hopkinsville, Kentucky Dam, The Arboretum at Murray State
Highlights from your plan

6
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Visit Churchill Downs and Louisville Mega Cavern for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to The Parklands of Floyds Fork and Jefferson Memorial Forest. Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Saunders Springs Nature Preserve (in Radcliff), Bernheim Arboretum & Forest (in Clermont) and Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area (in Brandenburg). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, meet the residents at Louisville Zoo, stroll the grounds of Cave Hill Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Louisville vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cadiz to Louisville in 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cadiz to Louisville due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area, Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, Bernheim Arboretum & Forest, Kentucky Artisan Distillery, Jefferson Memorial Forest
Highlights from your plan
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
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