60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Drive:  15​min
1
Newport
— 9 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Lexington
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Corbin
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cave City
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Paducah
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Louisville
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Cincinnati

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 Williamstown (Ark Encounter & William Arnold Log House), O'Neil Landing (in Augusta) and EarthJOY Tree Adventures (in Germantown). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Newport Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Roebling Murals on the Floodwalls of Covington, KY, head outdoors with England idlewild park, and get your game on at Newport on the Levee.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Newport vacation planner .

Cincinnati to Newport is an approximately half hour car ride. September in Newport sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Lexington.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Slade (Rock Bridge Trail #207 & Natural Bridge State Resort Park), Versailles (Sun Valley Farm & Woodford Reserve Distillery) and Frankfort (Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Buffalo Trace Distillery, & more). And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Keeneland, steep yourself in history at Mary Todd Lincoln House, see the interesting displays at The Great American Dollhouse Museum, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lexington road trip website .

You can take a bus from Newport to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Corbin.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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

9
nights
Corbin

Corbin ©
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Corbin side-trips: Somerset (27 Twin Drive-In Theatre, Eagle's Nest Country Club, & more), Stearns (Blue Heron Interpretive Center & Split Bow Arch) and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (in Middlesboro). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, take an in-depth tour of Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Cumberland Point Recreational Area, and gain insight at Appalshop.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Corbin sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Lexington to Corbin in 2 hours. September in Corbin sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Corbin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Somerset, Whitesburg, Stearns, Nancy, Yahoo Falls
Highlights from your plan
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park ©
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
Bad Branch State Nature Preserve ©

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cave City: Elizabethtown (Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, American Legion Park, & more), Bowling Green (Lost River Cave, St. Joseph Catholic Church, & more) and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (in Hodgenville). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park, examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, hike along Tall Man's Misery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fat Man's Misery.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cave City day trip website .

Traveling by car from Corbin to Cave City takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. October in Cave City sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paducah.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bowling Green, Mammoth Cave National Park, Elizabethtown, Horse Cave, Campbellsville
Highlights from your plan
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum

9
nights
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Woodlands Nature Station (in Cadiz), Adsmore House & Gardens (in Princeton) and Hopkinsville (Griffin's Studio, Casey Jones Distillery, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The National Quilt Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Paducah Riverwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, and make a trip to Floodwall Murals.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paducah route builder website .

Traveling by car from Cave City to Paducah takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hopkinsville, Gilbertsville, Preservation Station Market And Event Center, Woodlands Nature Station, Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum
Highlights from your plan
Casey Jones Distillery ©
Casey Jones Distillery
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery

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 Jim Beam American Stillhouse (in Clermont), Wight - Meyer Vineyard & Winery (in Shepherdsville) and Radcliff (Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, Kentucky September 11th Memorial, & more). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, and sample the fine beverages at Maker's Mark.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville road trip app .

You can drive from Paducah to Louisville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paducah to Louisville. October in Louisville sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bardstown, Radcliff, Owensboro, Maker's Mark, Jim Beam American Stillhouse
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

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