17 days in Kentucky Itinerary

17 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky travel planner
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Paducah
— 2 nights
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Bowling Green
— 7 nights
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Scottsville
— 1 night
Drive
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Elizabethtown
— 2 nights
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Frankfort
— 2 nights
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Williamstown
— 2 nights

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Paducah — 2 nights

Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the galleries of William Clark Market House Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Paducah Distilled Spirits, wander the streets of LowerTown Arts District, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Paducah. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bowling Green.
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Bowling Green — 7 nights

Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. You'll explore and learn at National Corvette Museum and South Union Shaker Village. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Diamond Caverns and Chaney's Dairy Barn. Venture out of the city with trips to Kayaking & Canoeing (in Cave City) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Cedar Sink Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Historic RailPark & Train Museum, browse the collection at The Kentucky Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and gain insight at Western Kentucky University.

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Getting from Paducah to Bowling Green by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bowling Green are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Scottsville.
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Scottsville — 1 night

Scottsville is a home rule-class city in Allen County, Kentucky, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stop by Habbeger's Amish Market.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Scottsville trip maker site.

Scottsville is just a short distance from Bowling Green. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Elizabethtown.
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Elizabethtown — 2 nights

Elizabethtown is a home rule-class city and the county seat of Hardin County, Kentucky, in the United States. On the 25th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Hardin County History Museum and then see the interesting displays at Brown-Pusey House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Elizabethtown Sports Park and then identify plant and animal life at Saunders Springs Nature Preserve.

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Drive from Scottsville to Elizabethtown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Frankfort.
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Frankfort — 2 nights

Frankfort is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the seat of Franklin County. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): experience rural life at Sun Valley Farm, stroll the grounds of Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and then get a sense of history and politics at Governor's Mansion. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Liberty Hall Historic Site and then get engrossed in the history at Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

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Traveling by car from Elizabethtown to Frankfort takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Williamstown.
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Williamstown — 2 nights

Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky. On the 29th (Sun), make a trip to Giant Rubber Duckie and then examine the collection at Switzerland County Historical Society. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site and then get outside with EarthJOY Tree Adventures.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamstown trip planning website.

You can drive from Frankfort to Williamstown in an hour. In May in Williamstown, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 54°F at night.
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Kentucky travel guide

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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.
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