8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Louisville
— 2 nights
2
Lexington
— 3 nights
3
Park City
— 2 nights

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 3rd (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with 21c Museum Hotel, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then catch the contagious excitement of Churchill Downs, and finally Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. On your second day here, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jim Beam American Stillhouse, then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Revelry Boutique Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Louisville trip maker.

Calgary, Canada to Louisville is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Calgary to Louisville due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Calgary in July: high temperatures in Louisville hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Jim Beam American Stillhouse
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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern

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.
Head to Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea and Damselfly Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ark Encounter and Kentucky Horse Park. Explore Lexington's surroundings by going to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (in Harrodsburg), Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort). There's more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Woodford Reserve Distillery and do a tasting at Equus Run Vineyard & Winery.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Lexington sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Midway, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Woodford Reserve Distillery, Maker's Mark
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Maker's Mark
Maker's Mark

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 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Dinosaur World, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): look for gifts at Detweiler's Country Store and then examine the collection at National Corvette Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Park City online travel route planner.

You can drive from Lexington to Park City in 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Park City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, National Corvette Museum, Detweiler's Country Store, Dinosaur World
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Dinosaur World ©
Dinosaur World

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