5 days in Kentucky Appalachians Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky Appalachians Itinerary

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Paintsville
— 2 nights
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Ashland
— 2 nights
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Paintsville

— 2 nights
Paintsville is a home rule-class city along Paint Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at U. S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum, then take in the history at Middle Creek National Battlefield, then immerse yourself in nature at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, and finally make a trip to Loretta Lynn's Birthplace - Butcher Hollow. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Hatfield and McCoy Historic Sites, stroll the grounds of Dils Cemetery, then sample the fine beverages at Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Khribet el-Maqatir & a Journey through Biblical History.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paintsville trip itinerary planning site.

Washington DC to Paintsville is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In July, Paintsville is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ashland.

Things to do in Paintsville

Museums · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ashland

— 2 nights
Ashland is a home rule-class city in Boyd County, Kentucky, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Grayson Lake, admire the majestic nature at Carter Caves State Resort Park, and then look for gifts at Superhero Creamery. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Highlands Museum and Discovery Center and then walk around Central Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ashland holiday website.

Drive from Paintsville to Ashland in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ashland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

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