29 days in Kentucky Itinerary

29 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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29 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Lexington
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Corbin
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bowling Green
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Paducah
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Louisville
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lexington: Ark Encounter (in Williamstown), Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles) and Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort). There's lots more to do: try your luck at Keeneland, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and examine the collection at Aviation Museum of Kentucky.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Lexington route maker app .

London, UK to Lexington is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Lexington due to the time zone difference. In May, Lexington is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Newport.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Versailles, Georgetown, Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, Claiborne Farm
Highlights from your plan
Claiborne Farm ©
Claiborne Farm
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Newport Aquarium, have fun at Newport on the Levee, and then snap pictures at Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge. Keep things going the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at George Rogers Clark Park, don't miss a visit to Roebling Murals on the Floodwalls of Covington, KY, then examine the collection at Vent Haven Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Devou Park.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Newport trip tool .

You can take a bus from Lexington to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Newport are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Corbin.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Covington, Vent Haven Museum
Highlights from your plan
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium
Devou Park ©
Devou Park

1
night
Corbin

Corbin ©
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum, take in the history at Camp Wildcat Battlefield, and then admire the sheer force of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Corbin driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Newport to Corbin in 3 hours. In May in Corbin, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Corbin

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Camp Wildcat Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park ©
Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum ©
Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

6
nights
Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Explore Bowling Green's surroundings by going to Mammoth Cave National Park (Mammoth Cave National Park, Fat Man's Misery, & more), Diamond Caverns (in Park City) and Cave City (Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop, Onyx Cave, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, admire all the interesting features of NCM Motorsports Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and sample the fine beverages at Casey Jones Distillery.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bowling Green trip builder tool .

Getting from Corbin to Bowling Green by car takes about 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Corbin to Bowling Green is minus 1 hour. In June in Bowling Green, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Paducah.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Cave City, Smothers Park, Casey Jones Distillery, Diamond Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Casey Jones Distillery ©
Casey Jones Distillery
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum

5
nights
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Paducah: Kentucky Lake (in Gilbertsville), Kenlake State Park (in Hardin) and Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium (in Golden Pond). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The National Quilt Museum, take in the waterfront at Paducah Riverwalk, stop by Newsom's Old Mill Store, and stroll through Mike Miller County Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paducah online route maker .

You can drive from Bowling Green to Paducah in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Princeton, Columbus-Belmont State Park, Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland, Kenlake State Park, Mike Miller County Park
Highlights from your plan
Kenlake State Park ©
Kenlake State Park
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery

7
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Elizabethtown (Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum & Freeman Lake Park), Jim Beam American Stillhouse (in Clermont) and Willett Distilling Company (in Bardstown). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Louisville Mega Cavern, catch the contagious excitement of Churchill Downs, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and meet the residents at Louisville Zoo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Louisville vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Paducah to Louisville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Paducah to Louisville is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Louisville are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lebanon, Elizabethtown, Willett Distilling Company, Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Maker's Mark
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Distillery Tours

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