15 days in Kentucky Itinerary

15 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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15 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  15​h
1
Louisville
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bowling Green
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Paducah
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Paris

4
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Step off the beaten path and head to Awaken Boutique and The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like My Old Kentucky Home and Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle). Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Barton 1792 Distillery (in Bardstown), Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon) and The Abbey of Gethsemani (in Trappist). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Louisville, sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, steep yourself in history at Locust Grove, and explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Louisville trip itinerary builder .

Paris, France to Louisville is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Paris to Louisville due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Louisville hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Bardstown, Awaken Boutique, The Abbey of Gethsemani, Limestone Branch Distillery, The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
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Angel's Envy Distillery ©
Angel's Envy Distillery
The Abbey of Gethsemani ©
The Abbey of Gethsemani

3
nights
Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Griffin's Studio and Casey Jones Distillery. Shop till you drop at Detweiler's Country Store and Jackson's Orchard. Change things up with these side-trips from Bowling Green: Diamond Caverns (in Park City), Cub Run Cave (in Cub Run) and Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum (in Horse Cave). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Chaney's Dairy Barn.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bowling Green tour planning app .

You can drive from Louisville to Bowling Green in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Bowling Green is minus 1 hour. May in Bowling Green sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Paducah.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Cub Run, Hopkinsville, Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum, Diamond Caverns
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Casey Jones Distillery ©
Casey Jones Distillery
Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns
Jackson's Orchard ©
Jackson's Orchard

2
nights
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 9th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Paducah Riverwalk and then look for all kinds of wild species at Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, then stop by Twin Lakes Antique Mall, then explore the activities along Kentucky Lake, and finally look for gifts at Newsom's Old Mill Store.

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Drive from Bowling Green to Paducah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gilbertsville, Newsom's Old Mill Store, Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium
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3
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea and Tater Knob Pottery and Farm. Get outdoors at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm and Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lexington: Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site (in Perryville), Kentucky Soaps and Such (in Stanford) and Berea (Weston Glass Studio & Log House Craft Gallery). And it doesn't end there: stop by Joseph-Beth Booksellers, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lexington Cemetery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bluegrass Distillers.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lexington tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Paducah to Lexington by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Paducah to Lexington, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Lexington sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berea, Kentucky Soaps and Such, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
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Lexington Cemetery ©
Lexington Cemetery
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary ©
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

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