31 days in Kentucky Itinerary

31 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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31 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Louisville
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Covington
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lexington
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bowling Green
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hopkinsville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Paducah
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

6
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown), Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon) and Maker's Mark (in Loretto). The adventure continues: stroll through Louisville Mega Cavern, sample the fine beverages at Angel's Envy Distillery, steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Louisville travel itinerary planner.

Phoenix to Louisville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in September, things will get slightly colder in Louisville: highs are around 82°F and lows about 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Covington.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Covington

Covington
Covington is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, located at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Covington: Augusta (1811 Historic Jail & O'Neil Landing), Ark Encounter (in Williamstown) and Maysville (The Old Pogue Distillery & Kentucky Gateway Museum Center). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Creation Museum, don't miss a visit to Roebling Murals on the Floodwalls of Covington, KY, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Newport Aquarium, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Dinsmore Homestead.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Covington trip planner .

Drive from Louisville to Covington in 2 hours. Traveling from Louisville in September, Covington is little chillier at night with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Covington

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Burlington, Newport, Augusta, Maysville, Vent Haven Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Creation Museum
Creation Museum
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium

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: Cumberland Falls State Resort Park (in Corbin), Student Crafts on the Square Gallery (in Berea) and Versailles (Sun Valley Farm & Woodford Reserve Distillery). There's lots more to do: try your luck at Keeneland, immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and relax in the rural setting at Claiborne Farm.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Covington to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lexington are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Frankfort, Versailles, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Student Crafts on the Square Gallery, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Highlights from your plan
James E. Pepper Distillery ©
James E. Pepper Distillery
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

5
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: Onyx Cave (in Cave City), Mammoth Cave National Park (Fat Man's Misery, Nature & Wildlife Tours, & more) and Cub Run Cave (in Cub Run). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, stroll around Smothers Park, don't miss a visit to World's Largest Sassafras Tree, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lost River Cave.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bowling Green trip website .

Drive from Lexington to Bowling Green in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Bowling Green due to the time zone difference. In September in Bowling Green, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hopkinsville.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Owensboro, Onyx Cave, Cub Run Cave, Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave

4
nights
Hopkinsville

Hopkinsville ©
Hopkinsville is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Christian County, Kentucky, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hopkinsville: Golden Pond (The Elk and Bison Prairie & Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium), Cadiz (Lake Barkley Marina & Woodlands Nature Station) and Adsmore House & Gardens (in Princeton). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casey Jones Distillery, pause for some photo ops at Everly Brothers Monument, take an in-depth tour of Museums of Hopkinsville, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Preservation Station Market And Event Center.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hopkinsville trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Bowling Green to Hopkinsville in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hopkinsville are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Paducah.

Things to do in Hopkinsville

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Golden Pond, Cadiz, Audubon State Park, Adsmore House & Gardens, Everly Brothers Monument
Highlights from your plan
Casey Jones Distillery ©
Casey Jones Distillery
Griffin's Studio ©
Griffin's Studio

4
nights
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Explore Paducah's surroundings by going to Kentucky Lake (in Gilbertsville), Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross (in Wickliffe) and Columbus-Belmont State Park (in Columbus). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The National Quilt Museum, sample the fine beverages at The Moonshine Company, see human ingenuity at work at Kentucky Dam, and identify plant and animal life at The Arboretum at Murray State.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paducah trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Hopkinsville to Paducah by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Paducah sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Columbus-Belmont State Park, Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, Venture River Water Park, Kentucky Lake, The Arboretum at Murray State
Highlights from your plan
The Arboretum at Murray State ©
The Arboretum at Murray State
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery

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