8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Park City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and finally try to win big at Churchill Downs.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville travel planner.

New York City to Louisville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. December in Louisville sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Park City.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Kentucky Artisan Distillery
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Distillery Tours

2
nights
Park City

Park City ©
Park City is a home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, United States. On the 24th (Tue), Head underground at Mammoth Cave, hike along Cedar Sink Trail, and then examine the collection at Atkinson-Griffin Log House-Confederate Hospital. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Green River, then examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lost River Cave.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Park City itinerary planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Park City in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in December, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Park City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Bowling Green, Atkinson-Griffin Log House-Confederate Hospital
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave

3
nights
Lexington

Lexington
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lexington: Ark Encounter (in Williamstown), Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles) and Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort). There's still lots to do: try your luck at Keeneland, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., and admire the striking features of Jack Jouett House Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington day trip tool .

You can drive from Park City to Lexington in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Park City to Lexington. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Bourbon 30 Spirits Distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Ark Encounter
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

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