32 days in Kentucky Itinerary

32 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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32 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Newport
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Williamstown
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Crestwood
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Paducah
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Corbin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Lexington
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

4
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Veterans Memorial (in Middletown), Valley Vineyards (in Morrow) and Mason (Kings Island & Lindner Family Tennis Center). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Miami Valley Gaming, head outdoors with England idlewild park, examine the collection at Creation Museum, and meet the residents at Newport Aquarium.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Newport trip planner .

Charlotte to Newport is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in November: high temperatures in Newport hover around 54°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Williamstown.

Things to do in Newport

Theme Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Mason, England idlewild park, Miami Valley Gaming, Veterans Memorial, Creation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kings Island ©
Kings Island
Miami Valley Gaming ©
Miami Valley Gaming
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium

4
nights
Williamstown

Williamstown
Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Augusta (1811 Historic Jail & O'Neil Landing), Chilo Lock 34 Park (in Chilo) and Ripley (Ripley Museum & John Parker House). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Ark Encounter, don't miss a visit to Giant Rubber Duckie, see the interesting displays at National Underground Railroad Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Kincaid Lake State Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Williamstown trip builder site .

You can drive from Newport to Williamstown in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In November in Williamstown, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Crestwood.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Augusta, Ripley, Chilo Lock 34 Park, National Underground Railroad Museum, Kincaid Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Kincaid Lake State Park ©
Kincaid Lake State Park
John Parker House ©
John Parker House

4
nights
Crestwood

Crestwood ©
Crestwood is a home rule-class city in Oldham County, Kentucky, United States just outside Louisville's Northeast End. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Crestwood: Louisville (Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Churchill Downs, & more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, have some family-friendly fun at Bluegrass Karting & Events, and putt your heart out at Malibu Jack's Louisville.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Crestwood trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Williamstown to Crestwood takes 1.5 hours. In November in Crestwood, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paducah.

Things to do in Crestwood

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Louisville, LaGrange Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Room Escape Games
The Parklands of Floyds Fork ©
The Parklands of Floyds Fork

5
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 Woodlands Nature Station (in Cadiz), Columbus-Belmont State Park (in Columbus) and Adsmore House & Gardens (in Princeton). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The National Quilt Museum, admire the majestic nature at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, see human ingenuity at work at Kentucky Dam, and do a tasting at Purple Toad Winery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paducah trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Crestwood to Paducah in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Crestwood to Paducah is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Paducah can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hopkinsville, Wickliffe, Kenlake State Park, Woodlands Nature Station, Adsmore House & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Columbus-Belmont State Park ©
Columbus-Belmont State Park
Kenlake State Park ©
Kenlake State Park
Woodlands Nature Station ©
Woodlands Nature Station

5
nights
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Explore Mammoth Cave National Park's surroundings by going to Fort Williams (in Glasgow), Bowling Green (National Corvette Museum, Lost River Cave, & more) and Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve (in Munfordville). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park, admire the majestic nature at Nolin Lake State Park, trek along Tall Man's Misery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail.

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You can drive from Paducah to Mammoth Cave National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Mammoth Cave National Park are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Corbin.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bowling Green, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, The Glendale Antique Mall, Fort Williams, The Woodson House & Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

4
nights
Corbin

Corbin ©
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Corbin: The Mother Goose (in Hazard), Wood Creek Lake (in London) and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (in Middlesboro). Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, admire all the interesting features of Hindman Settlement School, and immerse yourself in nature at Kingdom Come State Park.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Corbin trip itinerary website .

Getting from Mammoth Cave National Park to Corbin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Corbin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. November in Corbin sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Corbin

Nature Parks

Side Trips

The Mother Goose, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Wood Creek Lake, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Kingdom Come State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park ©
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park ©
Kingdom Come State Park ©
Kingdom Come State Park

5
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 Lexington's surroundings by going to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (in Harrodsburg), Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort) and Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles). There's much more to do: try your luck at Keeneland, relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, get to know the fascinating history of Waveland State Historic Site, and see the interesting displays at Kentucky Horse Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Lexington tour planner.

You can drive from Corbin to Lexington in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Versailles, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Nada Tunnel, Buffalo Trace Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Natural Bridge State Resort Park ©

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