60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Louisville
— 19 nights
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Newport
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Lexington
— 15 nights
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Corbin
— 7 nights
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Bowling Green
— 8 nights
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Paducah
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Louisville

— 19 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 Maker's Mark (in Loretto), The Abbey of Gethsemani (in Trappist) and Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon). There's much more to do: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, and see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum.

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Belleville to Louisville is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April in Louisville, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newport

— 3 nights
Newport is a home rule-class city at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. Get out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: EarthJOY Tree Adventures (in Germantown) and Maysville (The Old Pogue Distillery, EAT Gallery, &more). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Newport Aquarium, let the kids burn off some steam at George Rogers Clark Park, walk around Devou Park, and sample the tasty concoctions at Braxton Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Newport holiday planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Newport in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Newport, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Lexington

— 15 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lexington: Creation Museum (in Petersburg), Frankfort (Daniel Boone's Grave, New Capitol Building, &more) and Paris (Claiborne Farm & Runnymede Farm). And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Keeneland, experience rural life at Taylor Made Farm, surround yourself with nature on Unique Horse Farm Tours, and sample the fine beverages at Bluegrass Distillers.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lexington holiday maker tool.

Drive from Newport to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Corbin.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corbin

— 7 nights
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Kentucky. Change things up with these side-trips from Corbin: Yahoo Falls (in Whitley City), Natural Arch Scenic Area (in Parkers Lake) and Split Bow Arch (in Stearns). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, head outdoors with Mill Springs Mill, gain insight at Appalshop, and sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Mist Moonshine.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Corbin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lexington to Corbin in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Corbin

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bowling Green

— 8 nights
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Bowling Green: Owensboro (O.Z. Tyler Distillery & Smothers Park), Mammoth Cave National Park (Green River, Echo River, &more) and Trunnell's Farm Market & Family Fun Acre (in Utica). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, sample the fine beverages at Casey Jones Distillery, Head underground at Cub Run Cave, and stroll around Basil Griffin Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bowling Green road trip planning app.

You can drive from Corbin to Bowling Green in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Paducah.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Paducah

— 7 nights
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paducah: Woodlands Nature Station (in Cadiz), Adsmore House & Gardens (in Princeton) and Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum (in Marion). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The National Quilt Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, walk around Bob Noble Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Paducah Riverwalk.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paducah road trip planning tool.

Drive from Bowling Green to Paducah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

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Kentucky travel guide

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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.