10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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10 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly:  6​h
1
Newport
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Louisville
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bowling Green
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Paducah
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Midland

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
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), meet the residents at Newport Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport road trip planning app .

Midland to Newport is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Midland in March: high temperatures in Newport hover around 51°F and lows are around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Lexington.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, George Rogers Clark Park
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter ©
Ark Encounter
Creation Museum ©
Creation Museum
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium

2
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
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, sample the tasty concoctions at Woodford Reserve Distillery, and then try your luck at Keeneland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and then view the masterpieces at Damselfly Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lexington tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Newport to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Lexington, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Woodford Reserve Distillery, Damselfly Gallery, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Highlights from your plan
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery

4
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Muhammad Ali Center. Get some historical perspective at Louisville Mega Cavern and Churchill Downs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisville: Fine Arts Bardstown Society (in Bardstown), Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown) and Maker's Mark (in Loretto). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, look for gifts at WHY Louisville, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jim Beam American Stillhouse.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Louisville travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Lexington to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, Maker's Mark, Fine Arts Bardstown Society, Jim Beam American Stillhouse
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

1
night
Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
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 striking landscape at Lost River Cave, then examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, then admire all the interesting features of NCM Motorsports Park, and finally see where the action happens at Bowling Green Ballpark.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bowling Green trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Louisville to Bowling Green in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Bowling Green. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in March, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Paducah.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Bowling Green Ballpark ©
Bowling Green Ballpark

1
night
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, don't miss a visit to Floodwall Murals, and then explore the world behind art at The National Quilt Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Paducah vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Paducah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Paducah sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paducah

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church ©

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