9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Paducah
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Cave City
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Harrodsburg
— 1 night
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Williamstown
— 2 nights

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Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. On the 6th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, then explore the world behind art at The National Quilt Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Paducah Riverwalk, and finally don't miss a visit to Floodwall Murals. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at William Clark Market House Museum, do a tasting at Purple Toad Winery, and then stroll around Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paducah day trip app.

Los Angeles to Paducah is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Paducah due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cave City.

Things to do in Paducah

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Cave City

Cave City ©
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
On the 8th (Thu), see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cave City travel planner.

Traveling by car from Paducah to Cave City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Cave City are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Mammoth Cave
4.5
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Specialty Museum
National Corvette Museum
4.7

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Louisville

Louisville ©

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get some cultural insight at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Kentucky Derby Museum. Visiting Louisville Mega Cavern and Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Starve Hollow State Recreation Area in Vallonia (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Churchill Downs, snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, and walk around The Parklands of Floyds Fork.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Louisville trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Cave City to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cave City to Louisville due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Harrodsburg.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Kentucky Derby Museum
4.7

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Harrodsburg

Harrodsburg ©
Harrodsburg is a home rule-class city in Mercer County, Kentucky, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Four Roses, steep yourself in history at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, then steep yourself in history at Old Fort Harrod State Park, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Harrodsburg trip maker site.

Getting from Louisville to Harrodsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Louisville in August since evenings lows in Harrodsburg dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Williamstown.

Things to do in Harrodsburg

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Williamstown

Williamstown
Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. On the 13th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of William Arnold Log House, then immerse yourself in nature at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, and then see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, then get to know the fascinating history of Switzer Covered Bridge, and then try to win big at Casino at Belterra Casino Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamstown online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Harrodsburg to Williamstown takes 1.5 hours. In August in Williamstown, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Must see
Ark Encounter
4.4
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History Museum
William Arnold Log House
3.5

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