9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip itinerary maker

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Corbin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Park City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Louisville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Charlotte

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.
Get some cultural insight at Ark Encounter and Kentucky Horse Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and Jack Jouett House Historic Site. Step out of Lexington with an excursion to Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort--about 44 minutes away. There's more to do: try to win big at Keeneland and view the masterpieces at Damselfly Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lexington online trip maker .

Charlotte to Lexington is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in Lexington sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Corbin.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Damselfly Gallery, Jack Jouett House Historic Site, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Ark Encounter
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Keeneland ©
Keeneland

2
nights
Corbin

Corbin ©
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): walk around Sanders Park, then get engrossed in the history at Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Corbin attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Corbin takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Corbin can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Corbin

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park ©
Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum ©
Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum
Sanders Park ©
Sanders Park

2
nights
Park City

Park City ©
Park City is a home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, see the interesting displays at Dinosaur World, and then trek along Fat Man's Misery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Park City trip planner .

Drive from Corbin to Park City in 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Corbin to Park City due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Park City are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Park City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Cave City, Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then try your luck at Churchill Downs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, then look for gifts at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, and finally snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Louisville trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Park City to Louisville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Park City to Louisville. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Similar Plans

10 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 51 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans