7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Cave City
— 2 nights
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Middlesboro
— 1 night
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Slade
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dinosaur World and Fat Man's Misery. Attractions like Diamond Caverns and Onyx Cave make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, get to know the resident critters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, and make a trip to 212 on the Main.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cave City road trip website.

Paducah to Cave City is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Cave City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Middlesboro.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Middlesboro

Middlesboro is a home rule-class city in Bell County, Kentucky, United States. On the 23rd (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Mountain State Resort Park and then explore the striking landscape of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Middlesboro trip planner.

You can drive from Cave City to Middlesboro in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Middlesboro are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Slade.

Things to do in Middlesboro

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Slade

Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): trek along Rock Bridge Trail #207, stroll through Auxier Ridge Trail #204, then immerse yourself in nature at Natural Bridge State Resort Park, and finally stop by Natural Bridge Sky Lift Gift Shop.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Slade tour itinerary maker website.

Drive from Middlesboro to Slade in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Middlesboro to Slade is 1 hour. In June in Slade, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Slade

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Angel's Envy Distillery, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and finally contemplate the long history of Churchill Downs. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, then see the interesting displays at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), then examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel.

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

Getting from Slade to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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.