10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky travel planner

Make it your trip
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Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bowling Green
— 2 nights
Drive
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Petersburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Lexington
— 4 nights
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Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Louisville Mega Cavern and The Big Four Bridge. Change things up with a short trip to Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum in Elizabethtown (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Louisville Zoo, and look for gifts at A Taste of Kentucky.

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

New York City to Louisville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Louisville, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bowling Green

— 2 nights
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Dinosaur World, then Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and then hike along Fat Man's Misery. On your second day here, examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, Head underground at Onyx Cave, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bowling Green sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Bowling Green in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Bowling Green due to the time zone difference. April in Bowling Green sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Petersburg.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Petersburg

— 1 night
Located on the site of an ancient Indian settlement, Petersburg is a small rural community.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site and then engage your brain at Creation Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Petersburg trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Petersburg takes 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bowling Green to Petersburg due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bowling Green in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Petersburg, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Petersburg

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Lexington

— 4 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.
Attractions like Kentucky Horse Park and Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Sun Valley Farm (in Versailles), Ark Encounter (in Williamstown) and Claiborne Farm (in Paris). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Unique Horse Farm Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Salato Wildlife Education Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, and experience rural life at Godolphin at Jonabell Farm, home of the Darley stallions.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lexington trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Petersburg to Lexington takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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.