31 days in Kentucky Itinerary

31 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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31 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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

7
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Get outdoors at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary and Kentucky Horse Park. Get some historical perspective at Mary Todd Lincoln House and Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lexington: Harrodsburg (Old Fort Harrod State Park & Devine's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch), Lawrenceburg Visitor Center (in Lawrenceburg) and The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Waveland State Historic Site, try to win big at Keeneland, take in the exciting artwork at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, and relax in the rural setting at Taylor Made Farm.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip maker website .

Tulsa to Lexington is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In April in Lexington, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Corbin.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Harrodsburg, Lawrenceburg Visitor Center, Salato Wildlife Education Center, Equus Run Vineyard & Winery, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
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Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate ©
Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate
The Great American Dollhouse Museum ©
Salato Wildlife Education Center ©
Salato Wildlife Education Center

3
nights
Corbin

Corbin ©
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. Get outdoors at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Daniel Boone National Forest and Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. When in Corbin, make a side trip to see Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville, approximately 50 minutes away. It doesn't end there: witness the site of a historic battle at Camp Wildcat Battlefield.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Corbin tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Lexington to Corbin in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Corbin are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Corbin

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jamestown, Pine Mountain State Resort Park, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Daniel Boone National Forest, Camp Wildcat Battlefield
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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park ©
Daniel Boone National Forest ©
Daniel Boone National Forest
Pine Mountain State Resort Park ©
Pine Mountain State Resort Park

3
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. Visiting Big Bone Lick State Historic Site and EarthJOY Tree Adventures will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Vent Haven Museum and George Rogers Clark Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Ark Encounter (in Williamstown) and Kentucky Gateway Museum Center (in Maysville). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Creation Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Newport Aquarium, and get your game on at XhilaRacing.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Newport vacation planning site .

You can drive from Corbin to Newport in 3 hours. April in Newport sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

EarthJOY Tree Adventures, XhilaRacing, George Rogers Clark Park, Creation Museum, Vent Haven Museum
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site ©
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
Creation Museum
Creation Museum

7
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Louisville Mega Cavern and The Abbey of Gethsemani. You'll explore and learn at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and 21c Museum Hotel. Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Bardstown (Barton 1792 Distillery, My Old Kentucky Home, & more), Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown) and Saunders Springs Nature Preserve (in Radcliff). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Locust Grove, admire the masterpieces at The Speed Art Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Bernheim Arboretum & Forest, and examine the collection at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle).

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Louisville road trip planning site .

You can drive from Newport to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Bardstown, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area, Jefferson Memorial Forest, Bernheim Arboretum & Forest
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
The Parklands of Floyds Fork ©
The Parklands of Floyds Fork

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. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Diamond Caverns. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic RailPark and Train Museum and Fat Man's Misery. Get out of town with these interesting Bowling Green side-trips: Cub Run Cave (in Cub Run), Horse Cave (The Book Store & Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Mammoth Cave, Tall Man's Misery, & more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aviation Heritage Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Jeffers Bend Environmental Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph Catholic Church, and examine the collection at South Union Shaker Village.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Bowling Green online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Bowling Green takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Bowling Green. In May in Bowling Green, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paducah.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Cave City, Hopkinsville, Horse Cave, Cub Run Cave
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Aviation Heritage Park ©
Aviation Heritage Park
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns

4
nights
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Discovery Center and Paducah Riverwalk. Step out of the city life by going to Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium and Kentucky Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Henderson (John James Audubon Museum & Audubon State Park). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Purple Toad Winery, explore the galleries of William Clark Market House Museum, admire the masterpieces at The National Quilt Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paducah trip planner .

You can drive from Bowling Green to Paducah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Paducah, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Henderson, Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland, Kentucky Lake, Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium
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