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 Dover (Surrender House - Dover Hotel, Fort Donelson National Cemetery, &more), The Elk and Bison Prairie (in Golden Pond) and Cadiz (Woodlands Nature Station & Lake Barkley Marina). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casey Jones Distillery, take in nature's colorful creations at Adsmore House & Gardens, stroll around Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center, and get engrossed in the history at Museums of Hopkinsville.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hopkinsville trip planner.

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 (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Hopkinsville can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Paducah.

Things to do in Hopkinsville

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 Kentucky Lake (in Gilbertsville), Henderson (Ruby Moon Vineyard & Winery & Audubon State Park) and Kuttawa Harbor Marina (in Kuttawa). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Purple Toad Winery, appreciate the history behind Wacinton Sculpture, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, and take a leisurely stroll along Paducah Riverwalk.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paducah journey planner.

You can drive from Hopkinsville to Paducah in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wineries

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 Cave City (Onyx Cave & Dinosaur World), Mammoth Cave National Park (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Tall Man's Misery, &more) and Sand Cave (in Mammoth Cave). 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 immerse yourself in nature at Cummins Falls State Park.

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.

Things to do in Bowling Green

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.

Things to do in Campbellsville

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Shopping · Spas

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.

Things to do in Danville

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Fun & Games

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: Book and CD Hut (in Somerset), Natural Arch Scenic Area (in Parkers Lake) and Mill Springs Mill (in Monticello). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, view the masterpieces at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, make a trip to Berea College, and contemplate the long history of Brush Arbor Appalachian Pioneer Homestead.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Berea trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Danville to Berea in an hour. May in Berea sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Berea

Nature · Parks · 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.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Slade

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

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Slade day trip planner.

Drive from Richmond to Slade in an hour. May in Slade sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Slade

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.

Things to do in Paris

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lexington

— 11 nights

Horse Capital of the World

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: Boone County Distilling Co. (in Independence), Newport Aquarium (in Newport) and Covington (Roebling Murals on the Floodwalls of Covington, KY & George Rogers Clark Park). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, examine the collection at Ark Encounter, try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

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.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

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.

Things to do in Lawrenceburg

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Louisville

— 9 nights

Derby City

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), Bardstown (Barton 1792 Distillery & Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum) and LaGrange Railroad Museum (in La Grange). There's much more to do: try your luck at Churchill Downs, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, 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.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
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.