35 days in Kentucky Itinerary

35 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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35 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Newport
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Louisville
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Paducah
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bowling Green
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Corbin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Lexington
— 9 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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. You'll explore and learn at Ark Encounter and Creation Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Kincaid Lake State Park (in Falmouth) and Rosemary Clooney House (in Augusta). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Newport Aquarium, steep yourself in history at MainStrasse Village, have fun at Totters Otterville, and get outside with England idlewild park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Newport trip planning website .

Manchester, UK to Newport is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Newport, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Newport when traveling from Manchester in November, with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Covington, Kincaid Lake State Park, Rosemary Clooney House, England idlewild park, Ark Encounter
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Ark Encounter ©
Ark Encounter
Creation Museum ©
Creation Museum
Vent Haven Museum ©
Vent Haven Museum

7
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Let the collections at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Maker's Mark (in Loretto), McIntyre's Winery & Berries (in Bardstown) and Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, delve into the lush surroundings at The Parklands of Floyds Fork, sample the fine beverages at Jim Beam American Stillhouse, and steep yourself in history at Civil War Fort Duffield.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Louisville trip builder tool .

Drive from Newport to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Paducah.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maker's Mark, Civil War Fort Duffield, McIntyre's Winery & Berries, Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum

5
nights
Paducah

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 Kentucky Lake (in Gilbertsville), Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium (in Golden Pond) and Columbus-Belmont State Park (in Columbus). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The National Quilt Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Adsmore House & Gardens, admire the engineering at Kentucky Dam, and pause for some photo ops at Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paducah trip planner .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Paducah takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Louisville to Paducah, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Paducah can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wickliffe, Kentucky Lake, Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland, Columbus-Belmont State Park, Adsmore House & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Columbus-Belmont State Park ©
Columbus-Belmont State Park
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery

4
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: Mammoth Cave National Park (Fat Man's Misery, Cedar Sink Trail, & more) and Owensboro (Yellow Creek Park & Smothers Park). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, explore and take pictures at NCM Motorsports Park, make a trip to 1921 Standard Oil Station, and catch a live event at Bowling Green Ballpark.

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You can drive from Paducah to Bowling Green in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Bowling Green, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Corbin.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Owensboro
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corbin: Cave Hill Vineyard (in Eubank), Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (in Middlesboro) and Cedar Creek Vineyards (in Somerset). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, take an in-depth tour of Kentucky Coal Mining Museum, admire all the interesting features of Hindman Settlement School, and make a trip to The Mother Goose.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Corbin day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Corbin takes 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bowling Green to Corbin is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Corbin

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Cave Hill Vineyard & Winery, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Kingdom Come State Park, Portal 31, Kentucky Coal Mining Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park ©
Kentucky Coal Mining Museum ©
Kentucky Coal Mining Museum

9
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
You'll explore and learn at Kentucky Horse Park and The Great American Dollhouse Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lexington: Claiborne Farm (in Paris), Frankfort (New Capitol Building & Buffalo Trace Distillery) and Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: try your luck at Keeneland, don't miss a visit to Constitution Square Historic Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Waveland State Historic Site, and experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lexington trip app .

You can drive from Corbin to Lexington in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Danville, Versailles, Berea, Frankfort, Nada Tunnel
Highlights from your plan
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
The Great American Dollhouse Museum ©
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

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