38 days in Houston & Kentucky Itinerary

38 days in Houston & Kentucky Itinerary

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38 days in Houston & Kentucky Itinerary

London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Houston
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Louisville
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Golden Pond
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Bowling Green
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Corbin
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Morehead
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Lexington
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h
London

7
days
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Get some cultural insight at Blue Bell Creameries and Battleship Texas State Historic Site. Let the collections at Texas Prison Museum and The Menil Collection capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: College Station (Kyle Field & Bonfire Memorial), Brazos Bend State Park (in Needville) and Huntsville (Huntsville State Park & Sam Houston Statue). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum Houston, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermann Park, get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and take in the history at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston road trip planner .

London, UK to Houston is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Houston is minus 6 hours. Traveling from London in September, things will get much hotter in Houston: highs are around 39°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Huntsville, La Porte, College Station, Blue Bell Creameries, Washington-on-the-Brazos
Highlights from your plan
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries
Battleship Texas State Historic Site ©
Texas Prison Museum ©
Texas Prison Museum

6
days
Louisville

Louisville
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum and Conrad-Caldwell House. Get some cultural insight at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Site and Cave Hill Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Bardstown (Willett Distilling Company, My Old Kentucky Home, & more), Saunders Springs Nature Preserve (in Radcliff) and Bernheim Arboretum & Forest (in Clermont). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at 21c Museum Hotel, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, take a stroll through Old Louisville, and stroll through Louisville Waterfront Park.

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You can fly from Houston to Louisville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Louisville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in October, things will get little chillier in Louisville: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Golden Pond.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Bardstown, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, Jefferson Memorial Forest, Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, Bernheim Arboretum & Forest
Highlights from your plan
My Old Kentucky Home
My Old Kentucky Home
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum

3
days
Golden Pond

Golden Pond ©
Golden Pond is a ghost town in western Trigg County, Kentucky, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium and Columbus-Belmont State Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Paducah Riverwalk and River Discovery Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Kentucky Lake (in Gilbertsville), Patti's 1880's Settlement (in Grand Rivers) and Paducah (Kentucky Dam & Purple Toad Winery).

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Golden Pond trip planning website .

You can drive from Louisville to Golden Pond in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Golden Pond

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Paducah, Kentucky Lake, Columbus-Belmont State Park, Patti's 1880's Settlement
Highlights from your plan

5
days
Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum and The Historic Railpark and Train Museum. You'll explore and learn at Dinosaur World and National Corvette Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bowling Green: Onyx Cave (in Cave City), Diamond Caverns (in Park City) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Fat Man's Misery & Nature & Wildlife Tours). The adventure continues: stroll through Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, Head underground at Cub Run Cave, relax in the rural setting at Chaney's Dairy Barn, and explore and take pictures at NCM Motorsports Park.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bowling Green itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Golden Pond to Bowling Green takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Corbin.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cave City, Mammoth Cave National Park, Horse Cave, Diamond Caverns, Cub Run Cave
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo ©
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
Dinosaur World ©
Dinosaur World

5
days
Corbin

Corbin ©
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. Get some cultural insight at Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum and Camp Wildcat Battlefield. Take a break from the city and head to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and Kingdom Come State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Corbin side-trips: Jamestown (Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery & Lake Cumberland State Resort Park) and Wayne County Historical Museum (in Monticello). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park and admire the majestic nature at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Corbin day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Corbin takes 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bowling Green to Corbin due to the time zone difference. October in Corbin sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Morehead.

Things to do in Corbin

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

London, Jamestown, Wayne County Historical Museum, Kingdom Come State Park, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery ©
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum ©
Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum
Wayne County Historical Museum ©
Wayne County Historical Museum

3
days
Morehead

Morehead ©
Morehead is a home rule-class city located along US 60 (the historic Midland Trail) and Interstate 64 in Rowan County, Kentucky, in the United States. Escape the urban bustle at Natural Bridge State Resort Park and Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure. Three Forks Historical Center and Kentucky Gateway Museum Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Morehead: Kentucky Reptile Zoo (in Slade) and Carter Caves State Resort Park (in Olive Hill). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Cave Run Lake.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Morehead trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Corbin to Morehead by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Morehead are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Morehead

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Slade, Carter Caves State Resort Park, Three Forks Historical Center, Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure, Kentucky Gateway Museum Center
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge State Resort Park ©
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Carter Caves State Resort Park ©
Carter Caves State Resort Park
Kentucky Gateway Museum Center
Kentucky Gateway Museum Center

6
days
Lexington

Lexington
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Mary Todd Lincoln House and Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and Great American Dollhouse Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Four Roses (in Lawrenceburg), Berea (Boone Trace Marker, Berea Arts Council, & more) and Salato Wildlife Education Center (in Frankfort). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, stop by Joseph-Beth Booksellers, look for all kinds of wild species at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Boonesborough State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lexington trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Morehead to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. In October in Lexington, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Berea, Great American Dollhouse Museum, Equus Run Vineyards, Fort Boonesborough State Park, Claiborne Farm
Highlights from your plan
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Mary Todd Lincoln House ©
Mary Todd Lincoln House
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea ©
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

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