22 days in Kentucky Itinerary

22 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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22 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Louisville
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Paducah
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bowling Green
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Corbin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Lexington
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
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 28th (Fri), let the kids burn off some steam at George Rogers Clark Park and then make a trip to Roebling Murals on the Floodwalls of Covington, KY. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Vent Haven Museum, examine the collection at Ark Encounter, and then get your game on at XhilaRacing.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Newport online holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Newport is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in February: high temperatures in Newport hover around 7°C and lows are around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Covington, XhilaRacing, Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, Vent Haven Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium
Creation Museum
Creation Museum

6
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown), Jim Beam American Stillhouse (in Clermont) and Maker's Mark (in Loretto). The adventure continues: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and try your luck at Churchill Downs.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Louisville attractions planner .

Getting from Newport to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paducah.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maker's Mark, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, Kentucky Artisan Distillery, Jim Beam American Stillhouse
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Distillery Tours
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

4
nights
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to The Arboretum at Murray State (in Murray), Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum (in Marion) and Casey Jones Distillery (in Hopkinsville). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The National Quilt Museum, make a trip to Floodwall Murals, walk around Bob Noble Park, and do a tasting at Purple Toad Winery.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paducah day trip app .

Drive from Louisville to Paducah in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In March in Paducah, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Newsom's Old Mill Store, Casey Jones Distillery, The Arboretum at Murray State, Mike Miller County Park, Maggie's Jungle Golf & Jungle Run
Highlights from your plan
Casey Jones Distillery ©
Casey Jones Distillery
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery

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. Get out of town with these interesting Bowling Green side-trips: Mammoth Cave National Park (Mammoth Cave National Park, Tall Man's Misery, & more) and Onyx Cave (in Cave City). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the fascinating underground world of Lost River Cave, and admire all the interesting features of E.A. Diddle Arena.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Bowling Green trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Paducah to Bowling Green in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Bowling Green, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Corbin.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Onyx Cave, Simpson County Archives and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave

1
night
Corbin

Corbin ©
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. On the 16th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Corbin itinerary builder website .

Drive from Bowling Green to Corbin in 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bowling Green to Corbin due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Corbin

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park ©
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum ©
Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

4
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
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: Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles), Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort) and Claiborne Farm (in Paris). The adventure continues: try your luck at Keeneland, sample the fine beverages at Bluegrass Distillers, explore and take pictures at Kentucky Horse Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blue Stallion Brewing Company.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lexington trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Corbin to Lexington in 2 hours. In March in Lexington, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Buffalo Trace Distillery, Woodford Reserve Distillery, The Great American Dollhouse Museum, Taylor Made Farm, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Highlights from your plan
The Great American Dollhouse Museum ©
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

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