8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Park City
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Calgary

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 3rd (Wed), view the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then try to win big at Churchill Downs, and finally Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Jim Beam American Stillhouse, then examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then stop by Revelry Boutique Gallery.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Louisville vacation maker site .

Calgary, Canada to Louisville is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Calgary to Louisville, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Louisville: highs are around 36°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Jim Beam American Stillhouse
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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

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.
Do your shopping at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea and Damselfly Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Kentucky Horse Park and Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Ark Encounter (in Williamstown), Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Woodford Reserve Distillery and learn about winemaking at Equus Run Vineyard & Winery.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read our Lexington trip site .

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. 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, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Ark Encounter, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
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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 National Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Detweiler's Country Store and then examine the collection at National Corvette Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Park City route planner.

You can drive from Lexington to Park City in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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