29 days in Kentucky Itinerary

29 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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29 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
Newport
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Lexington
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bowling Green
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Paducah
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Louisville
— 8 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

1
night
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 1st (Mon): make a trip to Blue Marble Books, then have fun at George Rogers Clark Park, then browse the different shops at Newport on the Levee, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Newport Aquarium. On your second day here, snap pictures at Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at New Riff Distillery, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Braxton Brewing Company, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Dart Rush - Cincinnati.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Newport day trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Newport is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in July, with highs in Newport at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Lexington.

Things to do in Newport

Fun & Games Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Covington, Blue Marble Books
Highlights from your plan
Newport on the Levee ©
Newport on the Levee
Braxton Brewing Company ©
Braxton Brewing Company
New Riff Distillery ©
New Riff Distillery

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.
Do your shopping at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea and Berea Arts Council. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and Cane Ridge Meetinghouse. Explore Lexington's surroundings by going to Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles), Tater Knob Pottery and Farm (in Berea) and Frankfort (Buffalo Trace Distillery & Salato Wildlife Education Center). Next up on the itinerary: bet on a winner at Keeneland, make a splash at Paradise Cove Aquatic Center, admire the sheer force of Lower Howard's Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve, and get engrossed in the history at Ark Encounter.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lexington trip itinerary maker site .

Take a bus from Newport to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Berea, Versailles, Frankfort, Ark Encounter, Paradise Cove Aquatic Center
Highlights from your plan
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery

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. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Griffin's Studio and The Westchester. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mammoth Cave National Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Bowling Green: Casey Jones Distillery (in Hopkinsville), Mammoth Cave National Park (Cedar Sink Trail, Fat Man's Misery, & more) and Onyx Cave (in Cave City). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Lost River Cave, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Bright's Antique World, steep yourself in history at Bill Monroe's Home Place, and admire all the interesting features of NCM Motorsports Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bowling Green trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lexington to Bowling Green in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lexington to Bowling Green is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Paducah.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Hopkinsville, Bill Monroe's Home Place, Onyx Cave, Bright's Antique World
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

5
nights
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paducah Riverwalk and St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Shop till you drop at Newsom's Old Mill Store and Kentucky Oaks Mall. Explore Paducah's surroundings by going to Kentucky Lake (in Gilbertsville), Woodlands Nature Station (in Cadiz) and Kenlake State Park (in Hardin). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium, appreciate the history behind Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross, make a trip to Floodwall Murals, and sample the fine beverages at The Moonshine Company.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paducah trip maker website .

Drive from Bowling Green to Paducah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Paducah, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Wickliffe, Golden Pond, Newsom's Old Mill Store, Woodlands Nature Station, Kenlake State Park
Highlights from your plan

8
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Escape the urban bustle at Louisville Mega Cavern and The Parklands of Floyds Fork. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Churchill Downs and The Abbey of Gethsemani. Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Bardstown Art Gallery (in Bardstown), The Glendale Antique Mall (in Glendale) and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (in Hodgenville). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Maker's Mark, stop by The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Jefferson Memorial Forest.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Louisville trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Paducah to Louisville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paducah to Louisville. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clermont, The Glendale Antique Mall, Maker's Mark, The Abbey of Gethsemani, The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
Highlights from your plan
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Maker's Mark ©
Maker's Mark

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