6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Paducah
— 1 night
Drive
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Cave City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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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 22nd (Mon): explore the activities along Kentucky Lake.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Paducah trip itinerary planning site.

Rochester to Paducah is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Rochester in July, things will get a bit warmer in Paducah: highs are around 88°F and lows about 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cave City.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

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Cave City

Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
On the 24th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum, then hike along Fat Man's Misery, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Diamond Caverns, then Head underground at Onyx Cave, then see the interesting displays at Dinosaur World, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cave City itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Paducah to Cave City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Cave City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

2
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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Barton 1792 Distillery, play a few rounds at My Old Kentucky Home, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): go on a hair-raising tour with Old Louisville, then examine the collection at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), then try to win big at Churchill Downs, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Louisville itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cave City to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Louisville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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.