10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip planner

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Bowling Green
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Bowling Green

— 1 night
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. On the 14th (Sun), examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Lost River Cave, then join the crowd at NCM Motorsports Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave, and finally hike along Fat Man's Misery.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bowling Green online route planner.

Los Angeles to Bowling Green is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Bowling Green is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Louisville

— 3 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisville: Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Louisville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bowling Green to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Louisville, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Lexington

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, then sample the fine beverages at Woodford Reserve Distillery, and then try to win big at Keeneland.

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Drive from Louisville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks · Nature · Casinos · Museums

Side Trips

Newport

— 2 nights
Newport is a home rule-class city at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): let the kids burn off some steam at George Rogers Clark Park, see the interesting displays at Vent Haven Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Newport Aquarium, then take an in-depth tour of Creation Museum, and then take in the views from Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Newport trip itinerary website.

Drive from Lexington to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Newport, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

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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.