4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky attractions planner

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Frankfort
— 1 day
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Lexington
— 1 night
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Slade
Drive
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Paintsville
— 1 night
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Pikeville
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Louisville
— 1 night
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Frankfort

— 1 day
Frankfort is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the seat of Franklin County. You've now added Frankfort Cemetery to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Frankfort Cemetery, then relax in the rural setting at Sun Valley Farm, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Buffalo Trace Distillery.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfort trip itinerary planner.

Hartford to Frankfort is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Frankfort can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Frankfort

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Lexington

— 1 night

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
You've now added Boone Creek Outdoors to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): add some adventure to your tour with Boone Creek Outdoors.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Frankfort to Lexington in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Lexington, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Slade.

Things to do in Lexington

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Breweries & Distilleries

Slade

Nada Tunnel has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stroll through Nada Tunnel, stroll around Natural Bridge State Resort Park, and then trek along Auxier Ridge Trail #204.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Slade road trip planning app.

You can drive from Lexington to Slade in an hour. In June in Slade, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paintsville.

Things to do in Slade

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Paintsville

— 1 night
Paintsville is a home rule-class city along Paint Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Loretta Lynn's Home as well as Loretta Lynn's Birthplace - Butcher Hollow. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Loretta Lynn's Home, then take in the views from Walking Bridge, and then make a trip to Loretta Lynn's Birthplace - Butcher Hollow.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paintsville holiday planner.

You can drive from Slade to Paintsville in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Paintsville are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Pikeville.

Things to do in Paintsville

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Pikeville

Pikeville is a city in and the county seat of Pike County, Kentucky, United States. Hatfield and McCoy Historic Sites has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Hatfield and McCoy Historic Sites and then make a trip to Dils Cemetery.

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Getting from Paintsville to Pikeville by car takes about an hour. In June, daytime highs in Pikeville are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Pikeville

Historic Sites

Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cave Hill Cemetery. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cave Hill Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, and finally try to win big at Churchill Downs.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Louisville road trip website.

Traveling by car from Pikeville to Louisville takes 3.5 hours. In June in Louisville, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.