31 days in Kentucky Itinerary

31 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Paducah
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Bowling Green
— 6 nights
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Louisville
— 8 nights
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Lexington
— 8 nights
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Covington
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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 Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross (in Wickliffe), Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour (in Makanda) and Columbus-Belmont State Park (in Columbus). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The National Quilt Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, see human ingenuity at work at Kentucky Dam, and find something for the whole family at Maggie's Jungle Golf & Jungle Run.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paducah tour builder site.

Saint Louis to Paducah is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Bowling Green

Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bowling Green: Cave City (Onyx Cave & Adventures of Mammoth Cave), Owensboro (World's Largest Sassafras Tree, Smothers Park, &more) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Mammoth Cave, Fat Man's Misery, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, sample the fine beverages at MB Roland Distillery, steep yourself in history at Riverview at Hobson Grove, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cub Run Cave.

Make your Bowling Green itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Paducah to Bowling Green by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Bowling Green sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Venture out of the city with trips to Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek (in Hodgenville), Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon). There's still lots to do: bet on a winner at Churchill Downs, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery.

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

Drive from Bowling Green to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bowling Green to Louisville. May in Louisville sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

8
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Lexington

Horse Capital of the World

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: Claiborne Farm (in Paris), Versailles (Sun Valley Farm & Woodford Reserve Distillery) and Frankfort (Castle & Key Distillery, Salato Wildlife Education Center, &more). There's still lots to do: try your luck at Keeneland, take a tour by water with Boone Creek Outdoors, immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, and experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lexington journey planning tool.

Getting from Louisville to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Lexington, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Covington.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Covington

Covington is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, located at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. Step out of Covington with an excursion to Ark Encounter in Williamstown--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at Riverside Food Tours, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Braxton Brewing Company, see the interesting displays at Behringer-Crawford Museum, and snap pictures at Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Covington trip builder tool.

You can drive from Lexington to Covington in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Covington are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Covington

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
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.