9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Paducah
— 1 night
2
Park City
— 2 nights
3
Louisville
— 3 nights
4
Lexington
— 2 nights

1
night
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paducah road trip planning tool.

Newark to Paducah is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Paducah due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Park City

Park City ©
Park City is a home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, United States. On the 25th (Mon), Head underground at Onyx Cave, then examine the collection at Dinosaur World, then Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and finally stroll through Fat Man's Misery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns, then take an in-depth tour of Historic RailPark & Train Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Park City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paducah to Park City takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Park City are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Park City

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Cave City, Mammoth Cave National Park, Historic RailPark & Train Museum, Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur World ©
Dinosaur World
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and My Old Kentucky Home. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum and Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Barton 1792 Distillery (in Bardstown) and Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon). And it doesn't end there: bet on a winner at Churchill Downs, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, and squeeze the most out of the city with Old Louisville.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Louisville road trip website.

Traveling by car from Park City to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Park City to Louisville is 1 hour. May in Louisville sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to 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
Barton 1792 Distillery ©
Barton 1792 Distillery

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nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility, then see the interesting displays at The Great American Dollhouse Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lexington Cemetery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bluegrass Distillers, and then see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip site.

Getting from Louisville to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

The Great American Dollhouse Museum, Ark Encounter, Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Highlights from your plan
Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate ©
Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate
The Great American Dollhouse Museum ©
The Great American Dollhouse Museum
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea ©
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

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