31 days in Kentucky Itinerary

31 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky route planner
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Louisville
— 8 nights
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Loretto
— 2 nights
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Bowling Green
— 6 nights
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Paducah
— 6 nights
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Petersburg
— 1 night
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Lexington
— 7 nights
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Louisville — 8 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Bardstown (Barton 1792 Distillery & Lux Row Distillers), Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown) and Clermont (Bernheim Arboretum & Forest & James B. Beam Distilling Co.). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville trip planner.

Orlando to Louisville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in March; daily highs in Louisville reach 55°F and lows reach 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Loretto.
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Loretto — 2 nights

Loretto is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, United States. On the 10th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at Limestone Branch Distillery and then sample the fine beverages at Maker's Mark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Abbey of Gethsemani and then steep yourself in history at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Loretto day trip app.

Drive from Louisville to Loretto in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Loretto are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bowling Green.
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Bowling Green — 6 nights

Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bowling Green: Cub Run Cave (in Cub Run), Mammoth Cave National Park (Mammoth Cave, Cedar Sink Trail, &more) and Smothers Park (in Owensboro). The adventure continues: Head underground at Lost River Cave, see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casey Jones Distillery, and join the crowd at NCM Motorsports Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bowling Green day trip website.

Traveling by car from Loretto to Bowling Green takes 2 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March in Bowling Green, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Paducah.
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Paducah — 6 nights

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: The Elk and Bison Prairie (in Golden Pond), Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross (in Wickliffe) and Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum (in Marion). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Purple Toad Winery, view the masterpieces at The PAPA Gallery, stroll through The Arboretum at Murray State, and admire the engineering at Kentucky Dam.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paducah trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Paducah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Paducah can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Petersburg.
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Petersburg — 1 night

Located on the site of an ancient Indian settlement, Petersburg is a small rural community.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): head outdoors with England idlewild park and then get a new perspective on nature at Creation Museum.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Petersburg trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Paducah to Petersburg in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paducah to Petersburg. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paducah in March: highs in Petersburg hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lexington.
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Lexington — 7 nights

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Boone County Distilling Co. (in Independence), Ark Encounter (in Williamstown) and Frankfort (Buffalo Trace Distillery & Castle & Key Distillery). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery, examine the collection at The Great American Dollhouse Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Woodford Reserve Distillery, and catch the contagious excitement of Keeneland.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lexington trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Petersburg to Lexington by car takes about 2 hours. In March in Lexington, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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