50 days in Orlando, Kentucky & Nashville Itinerary

50 days in Orlando, Kentucky & Nashville Itinerary

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Orlando
— 13 nights
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Lexington
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Covington
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Louisville
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Mammoth Cave National Park
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Hopkinsville
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Paducah
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Nashville
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Orlando — 13 nights

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: Lakeland (Circle B Bar Reserve & Safari Wilderness), NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (in Merritt Island) and Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum (in Kissimmee). Have a day of magic on the 8th (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 6th (Wed) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, take in nature's colorful creations at Harry P. Leu Gardens, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary site.

Melbourne, Australia to Orlando is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Lexington.
Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors
Side Trips

Lexington — 5 nights

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Frankfort (Castle & Key Distillery & Salato Wildlife Education Center), Danville (Wilderness Trail Distillery & The Great American Dollhouse Museum) and Sun Valley Farm (in Versailles). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery, experience rural life at Taylor Made Farm, take in the pleasant sights at Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and sample the tasty concoctions at West Sixth Brewing.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lexington trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Lexington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In April, Lexington is little chillier than Orlando - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Covington.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Fun & Games · Wildlife
Side Trips

Covington — 3 nights

Covington is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, located at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. Change things up with these side-trips from Covington: Maysville (Kentucky Gateway Museum Center & EAT Gallery). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Boone County Distilling Co., indulge your thirst for a good beer at Braxton Brewing Company, meet the residents at Newport Aquarium, and take an in-depth tour of Creation Museum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Covington sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Covington takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Covington are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Louisville.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Louisville — 6 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Lux Row Distillers (in Bardstown), Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon) and Bernheim Arboretum & Forest (in Clermont). The adventure continues: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, examine the collection at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Louisville travel planning tool.

Getting from Covington to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Louisville are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park — 3 nights

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Mammoth Cave National Park is known for nature, trails, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Green River, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and stroll through Tall Man's Misery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mammoth Cave National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park. In April, daily temperatures in Mammoth Cave National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hopkinsville.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Hopkinsville — 5 nights

Hopkinsville is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Christian County, Kentucky, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hopkinsville: Robert Penn Warren Birthplace Museum (in Guthrie), Everly Brothers Monument (in Central City) and Smothers Park (in Owensboro). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Casey Jones Distillery, take an in-depth tour of The Homeplace, look for gifts at Griffin's Studio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hopkinsville trip planner.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Hopkinsville in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paducah.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips

Paducah — 4 nights

Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum in Marion (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Purple Toad Winery, appreciate the history behind Wacinton Sculpture, take in the exciting artwork at The PAPA Gallery, and make a trip to Floodwall Murals.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paducah trip maker app.

Getting from Hopkinsville to Paducah by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Paducah, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nashville.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
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Nashville — 8 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Carter House (in Franklin), DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards (in Baxter) and Tennessee Legend Distillery (in Cookeville). There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Nashville holiday builder tool.

Drive from Paducah to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
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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.