7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Paducah
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Cave City
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Lexington
— 2 nights

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Paducah

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Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Paducah Riverwalk.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paducah road trip website.

Seattle to Paducah is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Seattle in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paducah, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cave City.

Things to do in Paducah

Historic Sites
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Paducah Riverwalk
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Cave City

Cave City ©
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): Head underground at Onyx Cave, then whizz through the canopy at Adventures of Mammoth Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns, and finally Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cave City travel tool.

You can drive from Paducah to Cave City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure

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Mammoth Cave
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Louisville

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Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Step off the beaten path and head to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park and Kentucky Artisan Distillery. Popular historic sites such as Cave Hill Cemetery and Churchill Downs are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Bardstown (Willett Distilling Company & My Old Kentucky Home). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), sample the fine beverages at The Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience at Stitzel-Weller, and see the interesting displays at Frazier History Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville trip itinerary tool.

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. Traveling from Cave City to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Louisville are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Side Trips

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Lexington

Lexington ©

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.
On the 19th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, contemplate the long history of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, and then do sightseeing your way with Unique Horse Farm Tours. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Mary Todd Lincoln House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lexington Cemetery, and then whizz through the canopy at Boone Creek Outdoors.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lexington trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Louisville to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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