9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Paducah
— 1 night
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Park City
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 3 nights
4
Lexington
— 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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Paducah fast, fun, and easy.

Fort Smith to Paducah is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Fort Smith in September, Paducah is little chillier at night with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Park City.

Things to do in Paducah

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium
Highlights from your plan
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery
Paducah Riverwalk ©
Paducah Riverwalk

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Park City

Park City ©
Park City is a home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, United States. On the 16th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave, examine the collection at Dinosaur World, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and finally hike along Fat Man's Misery. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Historic RailPark & Train Museum, then Head underground at Diamond Caverns, and finally get lost in a book at The Book Store.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Park City trip planner.

Getting from Paducah to Park City by car takes about 3 hours. In September in Park City, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Park City

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Cave City, Bowling Green, Mammoth Cave National Park, The Book Store
Highlights from your plan
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Dinosaur World ©
Dinosaur World
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Popular historic sites such as Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and Churchill Downs are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to My Old Kentucky Home and Louisville Mega Cavern. Venture out of the city with trips to Barton 1792 Distillery (in Bardstown), Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon) and Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, go on a hair-raising tour with Old Louisville, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, and admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Louisville trip maker tool.

Drive from Park City to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Park City to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Louisville are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Bardstown, Limestone Branch Distillery, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Highlights from your plan
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
My Old Kentucky Home ©
My Old Kentucky Home

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Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 21st (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, then sample the fine beverages at Bluegrass Distillers, and then see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, then take in the exciting artwork at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, and then stroll the grounds of Lexington Cemetery.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lexington online vacation planner.

Drive from Louisville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Lexington, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Ark Encounter, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Highlights from your plan
Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate ©
Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site ©
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea ©
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

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