9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Paducah
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Park City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lexington
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
night
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paducah trip itinerary builder .

Newark to Paducah is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Paducah

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium
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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 25th (Mon): Head underground at Onyx Cave, examine the collection at Dinosaur World, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park, and finally hike along Fat Man's Misery. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Diamond Caverns, take an in-depth tour of Historic RailPark and Train Museum, and then Head underground at Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Park City trip tool .

Traveling by car from Paducah to Park City takes 3 hours. May in Park City sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Park City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cave City, Mammoth Cave National Park, Historic RailPark and Train Museum, Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum
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Dinosaur World ©
Dinosaur World
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum and 21c Museum Hotel. Your inner history buff will appreciate Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and Louisville Mega Cavern. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisville: Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon) and Bardstown (Barton 1792 Distillery & My Old Kentucky Home). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Louisville, try your luck at Churchill Downs, sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, and see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Louisville attractions planning site .

Getting from Park City to Louisville by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bardstown, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, Limestone Branch Distillery
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Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Barton 1792 Distillery ©
Barton 1792 Distillery

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, then 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 take in the exciting artwork at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Lexington Cemetery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bluegrass Distillers, and then see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lexington route builder site .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Lexington, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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