8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  8​h
1
Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Park City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Louisville
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cane Ridge Meetinghouse and Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ark Encounter and Berea Arts Council. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Ruth Hunt Candies (in Mount Sterling) and Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea (in Berea). The adventure continues: stroll through Kentucky Horse Park and get a taste of the local shopping with Damselfly Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lexington tour itinerary planner .

Phoenix to Lexington is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: high temperatures in Lexington hover around 81°F and lows are around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berea, Ark Encounter, Cane Ridge Meetinghouse, Ruth Hunt Candies, Damselfly Gallery
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill ©
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

2
nights
Park City

Park City ©
Park City is a home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): browse for treasures at The Glendale Antique Mall, then hike along Fat Man's Misery, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Baker Arboretum & Downing Museum, then examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lost River Cave.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Park City road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Lexington to Park City takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lexington to Park City is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Park City can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Park City

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Bowling Green, Mammoth Cave National Park, The Glendale Antique Mall
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel, take in the exciting artwork at Revelry Boutique Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and finally steep yourself in history at Churchill Downs.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Louisville vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Park City to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Louisville, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

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