10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip planner

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Newport
— 1 night
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 4 nights
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Bowling Green
— 1 night
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Paducah
— 1 night
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Newport

— 1 night
Newport is a home rule-class city at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. On the 14th (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Newport Aquarium.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport holiday website.

Midland to Newport is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Midland in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Newport: highs are around 51°F and lows about 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Newport

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

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.
On the 16th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Woodford Reserve Distillery, and then try to win big at Keeneland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): make a trip to Kentucky Horse Park, then sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Damselfly Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lexington day trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Fun & Games · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Louisville

— 4 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Popular historic sites such as Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and Churchill Downs are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Muhammad Ali Center capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown), Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Fine Arts Bardstown Society (in Bardstown). There's lots more to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, look for gifts at WHY Louisville, and sample the fine beverages at Jim Beam American Stillhouse.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Louisville trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Louisville, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 22nd (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Lost River Cave, then see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, then bet on your favorite at NCM Motorsports Park, and finally tour or see a game at Bowling Green Ballpark.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Bowling Green tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Bowling Green takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Bowling Green. In March, daytime highs in Bowling Green are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Paducah.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Paducah

— 1 night
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. On the 23rd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, then don't miss a visit to Floodwall Murals, and then admire the masterpieces at The National Quilt Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paducah holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Paducah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Paducah are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paducah

Museums · Historic Sites

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.