60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Newport
— 5 nights
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Lexington
— 10 nights
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Corbin
— 5 nights
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Loretto
— 4 nights
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Paducah
— 6 nights
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Owensboro
— 5 nights
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Bowling Green
— 7 nights
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Louisville
— 17 nights

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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. Kids will enjoy Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge and Newport Aquarium. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cincinnati Nature Center and Roebling Murals on the Floodwalls of Covington, KY. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Great Miami River Trail (in Montgomery), Promont House Museum (in Milford) and Ripley (John Rankin House, John Parker House, &more). There's much more to do: have fun at Newport on the Levee, contemplate the long history of Heritage Village Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at The Edge of Appalachia Preserve System, and examine the collection at Cardboard Boat Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport online journey planner.

Louisville to Newport is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Newport, with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lexington.

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Lexington

Lexington ©

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mary Todd Lincoln House and Kentucky Horse Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Aviation Museum of Kentucky and Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Explore Lexington's surroundings by going to Frankfort (Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum, Old State Capitol, &more), Rising Sons Home Farm Winery (in Lawrenceburg) and Harrodsburg (Devine's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch & Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill). There's lots more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Explorium, relax in the rural setting at Mill Ridge Farm, hike along Legacy Trail, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Waveland State Historic Site.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lexington route planning app.

Drive from Newport to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Corbin.

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Corbin

Corbin ©
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. Family-friendly places like Cumberland Falls State Resort Park and Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Norris Dam State Park and Frozen Head State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Corbin side-trips: Indian Mountain State Park (in Jellico), Nancy (Haney's Appledale Farm & Millsprings Battlefield Museum) and Norris Lake (in La Follette). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum, explore the activities along Laurel River Lake, make a splash at SomerSplash Waterpark, and see the interesting displays at Cumberland Museum.

Discover how to plan a Corbin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Lexington to Corbin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Loretto.

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Norris Lake
4.3

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Loretto

Loretto ©
Loretto is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, United States. Kids will enjoy Kentucky Railway Museum and Old Frankfort Pike. Explore hidden gems such as The Abbey of Gethsemani and Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek. Explore Loretto's surroundings by going to Springhill Winery (in Bloomfield), Hodgenville (The Lincoln Museum & Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park) and Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and WineryHorseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery (in Willisburg). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Bluegrass Pkwy, do a tasting at Jesters Winery & Cafe, admire the majestic nature at Lincoln Homestead State Park, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Maker's Mark.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Loretto trip tool.

Traveling by car from Corbin to Loretto takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Loretto can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. You will leave for Paducah on the 23rd (Sun).

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Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Discovery Park of America and Paducah Riverwalk. Bring the kids along to River Discovery Center and Boo Rochman Memorial Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Paducah: Venture River Water Park (in Eddyville), Adsmore House & Gardens (in Princeton) and Kuttawa Harbor Marina (in Kuttawa). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, admire the engineering at Kentucky Dam, explore the world behind art at The National Quilt Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Superman Statue.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Paducah trip maker tool.

Drive from Loretto to Paducah in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Paducah can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Owensboro.

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Owensboro

Owensboro ©
Owensboro is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Daviess County, Kentucky, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Holiday World & Splashin' Safari and Burdette Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Smothers Park and Dream Car Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Owensboro: Jasper (Jasper Riverwalk, Dubois County Museum, &more), Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area (in Tell City) and Santa Claus (Jim Yellig Park, Santa Claus Post Office, &more). The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Evansville, walk around Panther Creek Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roofless Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bluegrass Fish and Wildlife Aera.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Owensboro trip planner.

You can drive from Paducah to Owensboro in 2.5 hours. In August in Owensboro, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bowling Green.

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Smothers Park
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Children’s Museum
Children's Museum of Evansville
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Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Bring the kids along to Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo and Beech Bend Park & Splash Lagoon. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chaney's Dairy Barn and Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bowling Green: Mammoth Cave Campground (in Horse Cave), Glasgow (South Central Kentucky Cultural Center, Fort Williams, &more) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Echo River, Cedar Sink Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Historic RailPark & Train Museum, walk around Fountain Square Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave, and examine the collection at National Corvette Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bowling Green trip planner.

Drive from Owensboro to Bowling Green in 1.5 hours. In September in Bowling Green, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Louisville.

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Specialty Museum
Dinosaur World
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Louisville

Louisville ©

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore hidden gems such as Kentucky Kingdom and Marengo Cave. Kids will enjoy Cave Hill Cemetery and Squire Boone Caverns. Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Mitchell (Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial Museum, Spring Mill State Park, &more), Joe Palooka Statue (in Oolitic) and Bedford (Lawrence County Historical and Genealogical Society, Bluespring Caverns, &more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, explore the world behind art at The Speed Art Museum, get curious at WonderLab, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Louisville online trip builder.

You can drive from Bowling Green to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bowling Green to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

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Science Museum
WonderLab
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Wilstem
4.6

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