22 days in Kentucky Itinerary

22 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky holiday planner

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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

— 6 nights

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 Salato Wildlife Education Center. 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 Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort), Ark Encounter (in Williamstown) and Newport Aquarium (in Newport). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, view the masterpieces at Damselfly Gallery, and immerse yourself in nature at Natural Bridge State Resort Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip itinerary app.

Brussels, Belgium to Lexington is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Brussels to Lexington. Traveling from Brussels in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Lexington: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Corbin.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Corbin

— 2 nights
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

Park City

— 4 nights
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 Fat Man's Misery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Park City: Bowling Green (Lost River Cave & National Corvette Museum). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Dinosaur World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tall Man's Misery, and explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave.

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

Cadiz

— 2 nights
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

Louisville

— 6 nights

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 Churchill Downs. Get outdoors at Louisville Mega Cavern and Jefferson Memorial Forest. Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Saunders Springs Nature Preserve (in Radcliff), Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area (in Brandenburg) and Bernheim Arboretum & Forest (in Clermont). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cave Hill Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. James Catholic Church, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Louisville itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Louisville takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

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.