8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bardstown
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Cadiz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Paducah
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Cincinnati

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.
Lexington Cemetery and Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to West Sixth Brewing and Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm. Take a break from Lexington with a short trip to Old Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bluegrass Distillers, take in the pleasant sights at Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Country Boy Brewing.

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Cincinnati to Lexington is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. August in Lexington sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bardstown.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Old Fort Harrod State Park
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Old Fort Harrod State Park ©
Old Fort Harrod State Park
Lexington Cemetery ©
Lexington Cemetery
West Sixth Brewing ©
West Sixth Brewing

3
nights
Bardstown

Bardstown ©
Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Visit My Old Kentucky Home and Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Louisville and Barton 1792 Distillery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bardstown: Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon) and Louisville (Locust Grove, Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Abbey of Gethsemani.

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Drive from Lexington to Bardstown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Bardstown, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cadiz.

Things to do in Bardstown

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Golf

Side Trips

Louisville, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Limestone Branch Distillery, The Abbey of Gethsemani
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1
night
Cadiz

Cadiz ©
Cadiz is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Trigg County, Kentucky, United States. On the 24th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Woodlands Nature Station and then identify plant and animal life at Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Cadiz journey builder website .

You can drive from Bardstown to Cadiz in 3 hours. Traveling from Bardstown to Cadiz, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Cadiz, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paducah.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium
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1
night
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, sample the fine beverages at The Moonshine Company, and then take in the waterfront at Paducah Riverwalk.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paducah trip website .

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Paducah takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Paducah

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church ©
The Moonshine Company ©
The Moonshine Company

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