9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Ark Encounter (in Williamstown), Frankfort (Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial & Buffalo Trace Distillery) and Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Kentucky Horse Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., examine the collection at Aviation Museum of Kentucky, and try your luck at Keeneland.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lexington online road trip planner.

Los Angeles to Lexington is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

3
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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown) and Maker's Mark (in Loretto). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to The Belvedere, and examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Louisville trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Lexington to Louisville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Park City.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Park City

Park City is a home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns, see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, and then explore the striking landscape at Lost River Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and then trek along Fat Man's Misery.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Park City trip builder.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Park City takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Park City is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Park City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
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.