5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Paducah
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Bowling Green
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Louisville
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Paducah — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Floodwall Murals, then examine the collection at Paducah Distilled Spirits, and then admire the masterpieces at The National Quilt Museum.

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Joplin to Paducah is an approximately 6-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bowling Green.
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Bowling Green — 2 nights

On the 7th (Thu), experience rural life at Jackson's Orchard & Nursery, join the crowd at NCM Motorsports Park, then examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, and finally Head underground at Lost River Cave. On the next day, stroll through Fat Man's Misery, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and then stroll through Tall Man's Misery.

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You can drive from Paducah to Bowling Green in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bowling Green can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Louisville.
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Louisville — 2 nights

Derby City

On the 9th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, and then snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, examine the collection at Muhammad Ali Center, and then stop by A Taste of Kentucky.

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Drive from Bowling Green to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bowling Green to Louisville. In September, daytime highs in Louisville are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Kentucky travel guide

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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.
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