8 days in Winchester & Hot Springs Itinerary

8 days in Winchester & Hot Springs Itinerary

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8 days in Winchester & Hot Springs Itinerary

Start: Lexington
Drive:  45​min
1
Winchester
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
2
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Lexington

5
nights
Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Clark County, Kentucky, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to My Old Kentucky Home and Zipline. Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site and White Hall State Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Winchester: Barton Distillery (in Bardstown), Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Frankfort) and Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea (in Berea). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, stroll through Red River Gorge Geological Area, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Limestone Branch Distillery, and contemplate the long history of Old Fort Harrod State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Winchester trip itinerary planner.

Lexington to Winchester is an approximately 1-hour car ride. September in Winchester sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Winchester

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bardstown, Old Fort Harrod State Park, White Hall State Historic Site, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Highlights from your plan
Red River Gorge Geological Area ©
Red River Gorge Geological Area
Old Fort Harrod State Park ©
Old Fort Harrod State Park

2
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Galaxy Connection and then have some family-friendly fun at 4D Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Esse Purse Museum, ponder the world of politics at Old State House Museum, and then get curious at Museum of Discovery.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Winchester to Hot Springs with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Winchester to Hot Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Winchester in September, things will get a bit warmer in Hot Springs: highs are around 86°F and lows about 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Little Rock
Highlights from your plan
Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum
Esse Purse Museum & Store ©
Esse Purse Museum & Store
Museum Of Discovery ©
Museum Of Discovery

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