8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Windsor
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Paducah
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cave City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lexington
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
End: Windsor

1
day
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 15th (Mon): explore the world behind art at The National Quilt Museum, then take in the waterfront at Paducah Riverwalk, then walk around Bob Noble Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Purple Toad Winery.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paducah vacation planner.

Windsor, Canada to Paducah is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Windsor to Paducah is minus 1 hour. In July, Paducah is somewhat warmer than Windsor - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks Museums Wineries
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Bob Noble Park ©
Bob Noble Park
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): Head underground at Onyx Cave, see the interesting displays at Dinosaur World, then explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): explore and take pictures at NCM Motorsports Park, then admire all the interesting features of Chaney's Dairy Barn, then see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, and finally Head underground at Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cave City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paducah to Cave City takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cave City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bowling Green, Diamond Caverns, Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum, Mammoth Cave
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Dinosaur World ©
Dinosaur World
Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns

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 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, then stroll around Louisville Waterfront Park, and finally explore and take pictures at Louisville Mega Cavern. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, then examine the collection at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and finally try your luck at Churchill Downs.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Louisville trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cave City to Louisville in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cave City to Louisville is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Waterfront Park ©
Louisville Waterfront Park

2
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 20th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, then see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lexington online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Lexington, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Ark Encounter
Highlights from your plan
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

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