60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Newport
— 9 nights
2
Lexington
— 10 nights
3
Corbin
— 9 nights
4
Cave City
— 9 nights
5
Paducah
— 9 nights
6
Louisville
— 13 nights

9
nights
Newport

Newport
Newport is a home rule-class city at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. Explore Newport's surroundings by going to O'Neil Landing (in Augusta), EarthJOY Tree Adventures (in Germantown) and Williamstown (Ark Encounter & William Arnold Log House). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Creation Museum, take in the views from Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge, sample the fine beverages at New Riff Distillery, and see the interesting displays at Kentucky Gateway Museum Center.

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

Cincinnati to Newport is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Newport can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Covington, Maysville, Florence, Kentucky, Sparta
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Creation Museum ©
Creation Museum
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium

10
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
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: Versailles (Sun Valley Farm & Woodford Reserve Distillery), Slade (Rock Bridge Trail #207 & Natural Bridge State Resort Park) and Frankfort (Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Buffalo Trace Distillery, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, browse the exhibits of Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lexington trip app.

Traveling by car from Newport to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Corbin.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Frankfort, Versailles, Lawrenceburg, Slade, Midway
Highlights from your plan
James E. Pepper Distillery ©
James E. Pepper Distillery
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Keeneland ©
Keeneland

9
nights
Corbin

Corbin ©
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corbin: Stearns (Blue Heron Interpretive Center & Split Bow Arch), Somerset (27 Twin Drive-In Theatre, Eagle's Nest Country Club, &more) and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (in Middlesboro). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, head outdoors with Mill Springs Mill, take an in-depth tour of Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum, and go deep underground at Portal 31.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Corbin road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Corbin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Corbin sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cave City.

Things to do in Corbin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Somerset, Whitesburg, Nancy, Stearns, Camp Wildcat Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park ©
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park ©
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum ©
Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

9
nights
Cave City

Cave City ©
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cave City: Bowling Green (Lost River Cave, St. Joseph Catholic Church, &more), Elizabethtown (Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, American Legion Park, &more) and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (in Hodgenville). The adventure continues: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, trek along Tall Man's Misery, stop by Awaken Boutique, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fat Man's Misery.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cave City travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Corbin to Cave City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Corbin to Cave City. In October, daytime highs in Cave City are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Paducah.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bowling Green, Mammoth Cave National Park, Elizabethtown, Park City, Horse Cave
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery

9
nights
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paducah: Adsmore House & Gardens (in Princeton), Woodlands Nature Station (in Cadiz) and Hopkinsville (Griffin's Studio, Casey Jones Distillery, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The National Quilt Museum, stroll around Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium, look for all kinds of wild species at The Arboretum at Murray State, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kentucky Lake.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Paducah road trip tool.

You can drive from Cave City to Paducah in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Paducah can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hopkinsville, Gilbertsville, Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, Lake Barkley, Mike Miller County Park
Highlights from your plan
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
Casey Jones Distillery ©
Casey Jones Distillery

13
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wight - Meyer Vineyard & Winery (in Shepherdsville), Radcliff (Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, Kentucky September 11th Memorial, &more) and Jim Beam American Stillhouse (in Clermont). There's much more to do: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Maker's Mark.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Paducah to Louisville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paducah to Louisville due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bardstown, Radcliff, Owensboro, Wight - Meyer Vineyard & Winery, The Elizabethtown Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

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