60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky route planner
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Fly to Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Drive to Covington
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Covington
— 6 nights
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Lexington
— 13 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 5 nights
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Hopkinsville
— 6 nights
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Paducah
— 7 nights
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Owensboro
— 6 nights
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Louisville
— 16 nights
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Covington — 6 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: Big Bone Lick State Historic Site (in Union) and Maysville (Kentucky Gateway Museum Center & EAT Gallery). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Boone County Distilling Co., examine the collection at Vent Haven Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Newport Aquarium, and learn more about the world around you at Creation Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Covington trip builder site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Covington is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Covington, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Covington: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lexington.
Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature
Side Trips

Lexington — 13 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, Buffalo Trace Distillery, &more), Versailles (Woodford Reserve Distillery & Sun Valley Farm) and Ark Encounter (in Williamstown). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, examine the collection at The Great American Dollhouse Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at West Sixth Brewing, and admire all the interesting features of Mary Todd Lincoln House.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lexington trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Covington to Lexington in 1.5 hours. In August in Lexington, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.
Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums · Tours
Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park — 5 nights

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grand Avenue Tour as well as Wild Cave Tour. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, explore the activities along Echo River, and hike along Tall Man's Misery.

Before you visit Mammoth Cave National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Hopkinsville.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Hopkinsville — 6 nights

Hopkinsville is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Christian County, Kentucky, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hopkinsville: Lake Barkley Marina (in Cadiz), Adsmore House & Gardens (in Princeton) and Golden Pond (The Elk and Bison Prairie & Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Casey Jones Distillery, contemplate the long history of Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Pennyroyal Scuba Blue Springs Resort, and stroll around Trover Wellness Park.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Hopkinsville sightseeing planner.

Getting from Mammoth Cave National Park to Hopkinsville by car takes about 2 hours. In September in Hopkinsville, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Paducah.
Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Paducah — 7 nights

Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Paducah side-trips: Venture River Water Park (in Eddyville), Kentucky Lake (in Gilbertsville) and Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum (in Marion). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Floodwall Murals, stroll around Mike Miller County Park, take an in-depth tour of William Clark Market House Museum, and do a tasting at Purple Toad Winery.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paducah trip planner.

Getting from Hopkinsville to Paducah by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Paducah sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Owensboro.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Owensboro — 6 nights

Owensboro is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Daviess County, Kentucky, United States. Explore Owensboro's surroundings by going to Everly Brothers Monument (in Central City) and Bowling Green (NCM Motorsports Park, National Corvette Museum, &more). The adventure continues: walk around Smothers Park and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at O.Z. Tyler Distillery.

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Drive from Paducah to Owensboro in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Louisville.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Louisville — 16 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to American Saddlebred Horse Farm Tours (in Shelbyville), Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon) and Maker's Mark (in Loretto). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, stroll around Louisville Waterfront Park, and Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Owensboro to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Owensboro to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Louisville sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums · Tours
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.