8 days in Kentucky Appalachians & Lexington Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Appalachians & Lexington Itinerary

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8 days in Kentucky Appalachians & Lexington Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Paintsville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Lexington
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Budapest

1
night
Paintsville

Paintsville ©
Paintsville is a home rule-class city along Paint Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Dils Cemetery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery, then examine the collection at Khribet el-Maqatir & a Journey through Biblical History, and finally walk around Bob Amos Park. On the next day, make a trip to Loretta Lynn's Birthplace - Butcher Hollow, then witness the site of a historic battle at Middle Creek National Battlefield, then examine the collection at East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium, and finally steep yourself in history at Samuel May House.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paintsville trip planning app .

Budapest, Hungary to Paintsville is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Budapest to Paintsville. Traveling from Budapest in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Paintsville, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Paintsville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pikeville, Prestonsburg
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Dils Cemetery ©
Dils Cemetery
Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery ©
Bob Amos Park ©
Bob Amos Park

4
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Ark Encounter (in Williamstown) and Louisville (Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., walk around The Arboretum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lexington trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Paintsville to Lexington takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lexington are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Louisville, Ark Encounter
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter

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