8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Moline
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hopkinsville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Paducah
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Moline

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 Lexington's surroundings by going to Kentucky River Museum (in Richmond), The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville) and Paris (Hartfield & Co. & Claiborne Farm). And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Keeneland, stop by Awaken Boutique, experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and sample the fine beverages at Bluegrass Distillers.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lexington travel itinerary planner.

Moline to Lexington is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Moline to Lexington is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Moline in February, with highs in Lexington at 47°F and lows at 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Paris, Limestone Branch Distillery, Awaken Boutique, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Taylor Made Farm
Highlights from your plan
The Great American Dollhouse Museum ©
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

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 6th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Angel's Envy Distillery, have some family-friendly fun at Bluegrass Karting & Events, and then examine the collection at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville day trip planning site .

Getting from Lexington to Louisville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hopkinsville.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Kentucky Artisan Distillery, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Distillery Tours
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©

1
night
Hopkinsville

Hopkinsville ©
Hopkinsville is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Christian County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at MB Roland Distillery, stop by Griffin's Studio, then sample the fine beverages at Casey Jones Distillery, and finally let little ones run wild at Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hopkinsville road trip tool .

Drive from Louisville to Hopkinsville in 3 hours. Traveling from Louisville to Hopkinsville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. February in Hopkinsville sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Paducah.

Things to do in Hopkinsville

Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

MB Roland Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Casey Jones Distillery ©
Casey Jones Distillery
Griffin's Studio ©
Griffin's Studio
MB Roland Distillery ©
MB Roland Distillery

1
night
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll around Mike Miller County Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, then explore the world behind art at The National Quilt Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Purple Toad Winery.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paducah attractions planner.

Drive from Hopkinsville to Paducah in 1.5 hours. In February in Paducah, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Mike Miller County Park
Highlights from your plan
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church ©

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