5 days in Kentucky & West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
Make it your trip
— 1 night
Bowling Green
— 2 nights
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night


Louisville — 1 night

Derby City

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then try to win big at Churchill Downs.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Louisville trip itinerary planning site.

Indianapolis to Louisville is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis in March, expect nights in Louisville to be about the same, around 36°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bowling Green.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours · Fun & Games
Side Trip

Bowling Green — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Lost River Cave, then examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fat Man's Misery. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: bet on your favorite at NCM Motorsports Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and finally trek along Cedar Sink Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Bowling Green journey planner.

Drive from Louisville to Bowling Green in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Louisville to Bowling Green, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Bowling Green sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Harpers Ferry.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Harpers Ferry — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Harpers Ferry trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Bowling Green to Harpers Ferry takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Bowling Green in April, expect Harpers Ferry to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Kentucky travel guide

Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

West Virginia travel guide

Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.