3 days in Kentucky Itinerary

3 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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3 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Drive:  2​h
1
Paintsville
— 1 day
Drive:  15​min
2
Van Lear
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Charleston

1
day
Paintsville

Paintsville ©
Paintsville is a home rule-class city along Paint Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at U. S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum and then make a trip to Loretta Lynn's Birthplace - Butcher Hollow.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paintsville trip site .

Charleston to Paintsville is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from Charleston in September, Paintsville is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Van Lear.

Things to do in Paintsville

Museums
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U. S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum ©

1
night
Van Lear

Van Lear ©
Van Lear is an unincorporated community and coal town in Johnson County, Kentucky, United States.HistoryIncorporated in 1912, the town was named for a director of Consolidation Coal Company (Consol), Van Lear Black. On the 28th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Loretta Lynn's Home.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Van Lear trip planning site .

Van Lear is very close to Paintsville. In September in Van Lear, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Van Lear

Historic Sites
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Loretta Lynn's Home ©
Loretta Lynn's Home

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night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Louisville Mega Cavern, then contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), then wander the streets of Old Louisville, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Louisville trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Van Lear to Louisville in 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Van Lear in September since evenings lows in Louisville dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Old Louisville ©
Old Louisville

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