19 days in Kentucky Itinerary

19 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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19 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Paducah
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Bowling Green
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bardstown
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Lexington
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Corbin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Knoxville

2
nights
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. River Discovery Center and William Clark Market House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium and Kentucky Lake. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Purple Toad Winery, admire the engineering at Kentucky Dam, take a leisurely stroll along Paducah Riverwalk, and examine the collection at Paducah Distilled Spirits.

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Knoxville to Paducah is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Knoxville to Paducah, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kentucky Lake, Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland, Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Dinosaur World and Chaney's Dairy Barn. Escape the urban bustle at Diamond Caverns and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Bowling Green's surroundings by going to Cave City (Onyx Cave & Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop), Fat Man's Misery (in Mammoth Cave National Park) and Horse Cave (Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum & The Book Store). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Cub Run Cave, take an in-depth tour of Aviation Heritage Park, bet on your favorite at NCM Motorsports Park, and stroll around Smothers Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bowling Green online holiday builder .

Getting from Paducah to Bowling Green by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Bardstown.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cave City, Mammoth Cave National Park, Horse Cave, Diamond Caverns, Smothers Park
Highlights from your plan
Historic RailPark and Train Museum ©
Historic RailPark and Train Museum
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns

4
nights
Bardstown

Bardstown ©
Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at My Old Kentucky Home and Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum. Get outdoors at Bernheim Arboretum & Forest and Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. Explore Bardstown's surroundings by going to Lake Cumberland State Resort Park (in Jamestown), Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon) and Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site (in Perryville). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum, sample the fine beverages at Barton 1792 Distillery, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Abbey of Gethsemani, and walk around Freeman Lake Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bardstown trip planning site .

Getting from Bowling Green to Bardstown by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bowling Green to Bardstown due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Bardstown are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Bardstown

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Elizabethtown, Jamestown, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Bernheim Arboretum & Forest, The Abbey of Gethsemani
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Saunders Springs Nature Preserve ©
Saunders Springs Nature Preserve
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©

6
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and Lexington Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate and Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea capture your imagination. Explore Lexington's surroundings by going to Old Fort Harrod State Park (in Harrodsburg), Louisville (Locust Grove, 21c Museum Hotel, & more) and The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Aviation Museum of Kentucky, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, and delve into the lush surroundings at Berea Pinnacles.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lexington trip planner .

You can drive from Bardstown to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. September in Lexington sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Corbin.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Louisville, Berea, Salato Wildlife Education Center, Old Fort Harrod State Park, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Corbin

Corbin ©
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Daniel Boone National Forest, stroll around Sanders Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Corbin attractions planning site .

You can drive from Lexington to Corbin in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corbin

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park, Daniel Boone National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park ©
Daniel Boone National Forest ©
Daniel Boone National Forest

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