54 days in Kentucky Itinerary

54 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Fly to Nashville International Airport, Drive to Hopkinsville
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Hopkinsville
— 5 nights
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Paducah
— 5 nights
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Bowling Green
— 6 nights
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Campbellsville
— 2 nights
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Danville
— 2 nights
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Berea
— 4 nights
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Richmond
— 2 nights
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Slade
— 3 nights
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Paris
— 2 nights
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Lexington
— 11 nights
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Lawrenceburg
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 9 nights
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Hopkinsville — 5 nights

Hopkinsville is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Christian County, Kentucky, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Cadiz (Woodlands Nature Station & Lake Barkley Marina), The Elk and Bison Prairie (in Golden Pond) and Dover (Surrender House - Dover Hotel, Fort Donelson National Cemetery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casey Jones Distillery, take in nature's colorful creations at Adsmore House & Gardens, put a fun spin on your tour with Museums of Hopkinsville, and stroll around Panther Creek Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hopkinsville sightseeing planning tool.

Atlanta to Hopkinsville is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Hopkinsville sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Paducah.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trips

Paducah — 5 nights

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 Kuttawa Harbor Marina (in Kuttawa), Kentucky Lake (in Gilbertsville) and Henderson (Ruby Moon Vineyard & Winery & Audubon State Park). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The National Quilt Museum, visit LowerTown Arts District, appreciate the history behind Wacinton Sculpture, and get engrossed in the history at Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paducah online attractions planner.

You can drive from Hopkinsville to Paducah in 1.5 hours. In May in Paducah, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bowling Green.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Bowling Green — 6 nights

Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Mammoth Cave National Park (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Tall Man's Misery, &more), Sand Cave (in Mammoth Cave) and Cave City (Onyx Cave & Dinosaur World). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Kentucky Museum, Head underground at Lost River Cave, and do a tasting at Holly Ridge Winery.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Bowling Green trip planner.

Getting from Paducah to Bowling Green by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Bowling Green, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Campbellsville.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips

Campbellsville — 2 nights

Campbellsville is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Taylor County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Atkinson-Griffin Log House-Confederate Hospital, then learn about winemaking at Jesters Winery & Cafe, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at The Green Room Day Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Willett Distilling Company, then sample the fine beverages at Maker's Mark, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Limestone Branch Distillery, and finally look for gifts at Awaken Boutique.

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Drive from Bowling Green to Campbellsville in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bowling Green to Campbellsville is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Danville.
Breweries & Distilleries · Spas · Wineries · Shopping
Side Trips

Danville — 2 nights

Danville is a home rule-class city in Boyle County, Kentucky, in the United States. On the 20th (Thu), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wilderness Trail Distillery, examine the collection at The Great American Dollhouse Museum, then view the masterpieces at Art Center of the Bluegrass, and finally do a tasting at Cave Hill Vineyard & Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and then awaken your taste buds at Kentucky Wine Tours.

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Drive from Campbellsville to Danville in an hour. May in Danville sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Berea.
Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Berea — 4 nights

Berea is a home rule-class city in Madison County, Kentucky, in the United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berea: Natural Arch Scenic Area (in Parkers Lake), Mill Springs Mill (in Monticello) and Book and CD Hut (in Somerset). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, take in the dramatic scenery at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, make a trip to Berea College, and wander the streets of Artisan Village District.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Berea trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Danville to Berea takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Berea can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips

Richmond — 2 nights

Richmond is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Madison County, Kentucky, United States. On the 26th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Fort Boonesborough State Park, then examine the collection at Kentucky River Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Battle of Richmond Visitors Center. On the next day, make a trip to Richmond Area Arts Center, then walk around Battlefield Park, then contemplate the long history of White Hall State Historic Site, and finally relax in the rural setting at Baldwin Farms.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Richmond online tour itinerary maker.

Richmond is just a short distance from Berea. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Slade.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Slade — 3 nights

Explore Slade's surroundings by going to Hurricane Creek Mine Disaster Memorial (in Hyden) and Walking Bridge (in River).

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Slade day trip planner.

You can drive from Richmond to Slade in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Slade are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Paris — 2 nights

Paris is a home rule-class city in Bourbon County, Kentucky, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Claiborne Farm, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hartfield & Co., then take an in-depth tour of Bluegrass Heritage Museum, and finally get into the urban bustle at Cane Ridge Meetinghouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Colville Covered Bridge, view the masterpieces at EAT Gallery, then get outside with EarthJOY Tree Adventures, and finally experience rural life at Runnymede Farm.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris route app.

Traveling by car from Slade to Paris takes an hour. May in Paris sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips

Lexington — 11 nights

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lexington: Newport Aquarium (in Newport), Covington (Roebling Murals on the Floodwalls of Covington, KY & George Rogers Clark Park) and Boone County Distilling Co. (in Independence). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Castle & Key Distillery, get outside with Unique Horse Farm Tours, experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lexington vacation planning website.

You can drive from Paris to Lexington in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lawrenceburg.
Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Lawrenceburg — 2 nights

Lawrenceburg is a home rule-class city in Anderson County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Woodford Reserve Distillery, and then do a tasting at Rising Sons Home Farm Winery. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the fine beverages at Four Roses, then relax in the rural setting at Sun Valley Farm, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wild Turkey Distillery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lawrenceburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Lawrenceburg takes an hour. In June in Lawrenceburg, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Louisville.
Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip

Louisville — 9 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown), La Grange Railroad Museum (in La Grange) and Bardstown (Barton 1792 Distillery & Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum). There's much more to do: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, try to win big at Churchill Downs, and learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Louisville trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Lawrenceburg to Louisville in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips

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.