4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Belleville
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Paducah
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Belleville

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Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, then learn about winemaking at Purple Toad Winery, and then get to know the fascinating history of Paducah Riverwalk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paducah driving holiday planner.

Belleville to Paducah is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In April in Paducah, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Paducah

Historic Sites Wineries
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St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church ©
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery

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Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 2nd (Tue), stroll through The Arboretum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the King, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lexington Cemetery, and finally relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, then see the interesting displays at Aviation Museum of Kentucky, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington attractions planner.

You can drive from Paducah to Lexington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paducah to Lexington. April in Lexington sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Tours Historic Sites

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Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
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Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate ©
Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate
Lexington Cemetery ©
Lexington Cemetery
Cathedral of Christ the King ©
Cathedral of Christ the King

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Angel's Envy Distillery, then steep yourself in history at Locust Grove, then steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and finally wander the streets of Old Louisville.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Louisville visit website .

Getting from Lexington to Louisville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Louisville sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Historic Locust Grove ©
Historic Locust Grove
Angel's Envy Distillery ©
Angel's Envy Distillery

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