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

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 still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, examine the collection at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Louisville day trip planning website.

Belleville to Louisville is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Belleville to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Louisville are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Newport.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks · 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: Maysville (The Old Pogue Distillery, EAT Gallery, &more) and EarthJOY Tree Adventures (in Germantown). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Newport Aquarium, sample the tasty concoctions at Braxton Brewing Company, buy something for everyone on your list at Newport on the Levee, and let the kids burn off some steam at George Rogers Clark Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Newport route site.

Getting from Louisville to Newport by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Louisville in April since evenings lows in Newport dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Lexington.
Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games · Museums
Side Trips

Lexington — 15 nights

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: Paris (Claiborne Farm & Runnymede Farm), Frankfort (Daniel Boone's Grave, New Capitol Building, &more) and Creation Museum (in Petersburg). And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Keeneland, experience rural life at Sun Valley Farm, immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, and do sightseeing your way with Unique Horse Farm Tours.

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 drive; or 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.
Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums · Tours
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: Split Bow Arch (in Stearns), Yahoo Falls (in Whitley City) and Natural Arch Scenic Area (in Parkers Lake). 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, relax in the rural setting at Haney's Appledale Farm, and gain insight at Appalshop.

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.
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: Trunnell's Farm Market & Family Fun Acre (in Utica), Owensboro (O.Z. Tyler Distillery & Smothers Park) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Green River, Echo River, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, sample the fine beverages at Casey Jones Distillery, walk around Basil Griffin Park, and join the crowd at NCM Motorsports Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bowling Green trip maker.

You can drive from Corbin to Bowling Green in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Corbin to Bowling Green, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Bowling Green are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paducah.
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: Adsmore House & Gardens (in Princeton), Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum (in Marion) and Woodlands Nature Station (in Cadiz). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The National Quilt Museum, stroll around Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium, pause for some photo ops at Wacinton Sculpture, and make a trip to Floodwall Murals.

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.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
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.