13 days in Kentucky Itinerary

13 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky itinerary planner
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Bowling Green
— 3 nights
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Louisville
— 4 nights
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Lexington
— 5 nights
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Bowling Green — 3 nights

Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Bowling Green side-trips: Mammoth Cave National Park (Mammoth Cave, Cedar Sink Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, Head underground at Lost River Cave, bet on your favorite at NCM Motorsports Park, and get advice or help at The Kentucky Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bowling Green travel planner.

Charleston to Bowling Green is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charleston to Bowling Green. In May in Bowling Green, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Side Trip

Louisville — 4 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Louisville is known for nature, museums, and breweries & distilleries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, try your luck at Churchill Downs, and see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Louisville online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Bowling Green to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bowling Green to Louisville is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lexington.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Lexington — 5 nights

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Frankfort (Buffalo Trace Distillery & Castle & Key Distillery), Sun Valley Farm (in Versailles) and Ark Encounter (in Williamstown). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Unique Horse Farm Tours, experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and catch the contagious excitement of Keeneland.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lexington itinerary site.

You can drive from Louisville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Lexington sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours · Casinos
Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
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.