32 days in Kentucky Itinerary

32 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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32 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Paducah
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cave City
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Louisville
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Newport
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Lexington
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Corbin
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

5
nights
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paducah: Princeton (Newsom's Old Mill Store & Adsmore House & Gardens), Kuttawa Harbor Marina (in Kuttawa) and Hopkinsville (Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf & Casey Jones Distillery). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The National Quilt Museum, stroll around Mike Miller County Park, don't miss a visit to Floodwall Murals, and take in the waterfront at Paducah Riverwalk.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paducah trip itinerary planning tool .

Atlanta to Paducah is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Paducah. Traveling from Atlanta in October, Paducah is little chillier at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Princeton, Hopkinsville, Columbus-Belmont State Park, Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross, Mike Miller County Park
Highlights from your plan
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
Casey Jones Distillery ©
Casey Jones Distillery

4
nights
Cave City

Cave City ©
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cave City: Lost River Cave (in Bowling Green), Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown) and Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, get interesting insight from Tours, join the crowd at NCM Motorsports Park, and explore the activities along Echo River.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cave City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Paducah to Cave City in 3 hours. In November in Cave City, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Bowling Green, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, The Book Store, 212 on the Main
Highlights from your plan
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum

8
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bardstown (Willett Distilling Company, Barton 1792 Distillery, & more), Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Owensboro (Smothers Park & Yellow Creek Park). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Louisville tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cave City to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bardstown, Owensboro, Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Kentucky September 11th Memorial, Maker's Mark
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Distillery Tours

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. Explore Newport's surroundings by going to Ark Encounter (in Williamstown), EarthJOY Tree Adventures (in Germantown) and O'Neil Landing (in Augusta). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Newport Aquarium, have some family-friendly fun at XhilaRacing, stroll around Devou Park, and let the kids burn off some steam at George Rogers Clark Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Newport route planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Newport sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Lexington.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Covington, Ark Encounter, EarthJOY Tree Adventures, Creation Museum, XhilaRacing
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Creation Museum
Creation Museum
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Frankfort (Daniel Boone's Grave, Buffalo Trace Distillery, & more), Danville (The Great American Dollhouse Museum & Community Arts Center) and Versailles (Sun Valley Farm & Woodford Reserve Distillery). There's lots more to do: try to win big at Keeneland, experience rural life at Taylor Made Farm, take in nature's colorful creations at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, and sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lexington road trip app .

Traveling by bus from Newport to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Corbin.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trips

Frankfort, Versailles, Danville, Lawrenceburg, Georgetown
Highlights from your plan
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
James E. Pepper Distillery ©
James E. Pepper Distillery

4
nights
Corbin

Corbin ©
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Corbin side-trips: McCreary County Museum (in Stearns), Brush Arbor Appalachian Pioneer Homestead (in Renfro Valley) and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (in Middlesboro). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, head outdoors with Mill Springs Mill, look for all kinds of wild species at Cumberland Point Recreational Area, and look for gifts at Book and CD Hut.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Corbin route builder .

You can drive from Lexington to Corbin in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 36°F. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corbin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mill Springs Mill, Book and CD Hut, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Daniel Boone National Forest, Cumberland Point Recreational Area
Highlights from your plan
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park ©
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park ©
Mill Springs Mill ©
Mill Springs Mill

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