9 days in Kentucky & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

9 days in Kentucky & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Versailles
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Nashville International Airport, Drive to Park City
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Park City
— 1 day
Drive

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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and 21c Museum Hotel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Churchill Downs and Muhammad Ali Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisville: Keeneland (in Lexington) and Maker's Mark (in Loretto). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Louisville trip builder tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Louisville. In September, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Versailles.

Things to do in Louisville

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

1
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Versailles

Versailles is a home rule-class city in Woodford County, Kentucky, United States and is located near Lexington. On the 26th (Thu), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Woodford Reserve Distillery, sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, get a taste of the local shopping with Damselfly Gallery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wild Turkey Distillery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Versailles visit planning website.

Getting from Louisville to Versailles by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Versailles sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Versailles

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

3
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Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Grandview Point will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, take in a show at Hopi House, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and contemplate the long history of Navajo Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Versailles to Grand Canyon National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Versailles to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Versailles in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 75°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

1
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Park City

Park City is a home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll through Fat Man's Misery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and then Head underground at Onyx Cave.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Park City online trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Park City with the Route module. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Park City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Park City when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.