60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Louisville
— 13 nights
2
Newport
— 7 nights
3
Lexington
— 12 nights
4
Corbin
— 7 nights
5
Loretto
— 5 nights
6
Cave City
— 7 nights
7
Paducah
— 8 nights

13
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Louisville Mega Cavern and Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle). Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Radcliff (Saunders Springs Nature Preserve & Kentucky September 11th Memorial), Gallrein Farms (in Shelbyville) and Smothers Park (in Owensboro). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at Bluegrass Karting & Events, and meet the residents at Louisville Zoo.

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

Phoenix to Louisville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Louisville due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Phoenix in June, plan for colder days in Louisville, with highs around 86°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Bardstown, Radcliff, Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Kart Kountry, Gallrein Farms
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Zoo ©
Louisville Zoo
Kentucky Kingdom ©
Kentucky Kingdom

7
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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Newport Aquarium and Newport on the Levee. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Williamstown (Ark Encounter & William Arnold Log House), Kentucky Gateway Museum Center (in Maysville) and O'Neil Landing (in Augusta). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Creation Museum, get your game on at Dart Rush - Cincinnati, walk around Devou Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport online journey planner.

Drive from Louisville to Newport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Newport when traveling from Louisville in June, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Newport

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Covington, Williamstown, England idlewild park, Boone County Distilling Co., O'Neil Landing
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium
Creation Museum ©
Creation Museum

12
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Family-friendly places like Kentucky Horse Park and Aviation Museum of Kentucky will thrill your kids. Explore Lexington's surroundings by going to Claiborne Farm (in Paris), Frankfort (New Capitol Building, Salato Wildlife Education Center, &more) and Lawrenceburg (Elements Clay Studio and Stuff & Wild Turkey Distillery). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, cool off at Paradise Cove Aquatic Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the King, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lexington trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Newport to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Corbin.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Frankfort, Berea, Richmond, Slade, Georgetown
Highlights from your plan
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Salato Wildlife Education Center ©
Salato Wildlife Education Center
Malibu Jack's Lexington ©
Malibu Jack's Lexington

7
nights
Corbin

Corbin ©
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cumberland Falls State Resort Park and SomerSplash Waterpark. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corbin: Brush Arbor Appalachian Pioneer Homestead (in Renfro Valley), Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (in Middlesboro) and Stearns (Blue Heron Interpretive Center & McCreary County Museum). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Yahoo Falls, identify plant and animal life at Bad Branch State Nature Preserve, browse the exhibits of Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park, and stop by Book and CD Hut.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Corbin road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Corbin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Loretto.

Things to do in Corbin

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Whitesburg, Stearns, Somerset, London, Mill Springs Mill
Highlights from your plan
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park ©
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
SomerSplash Waterpark ©
SomerSplash Waterpark
University of the Cumberlands ©
University of the Cumberlands

5
nights
Loretto

Loretto ©
Loretto is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Loretto: Hodgenville (Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park & The Lincoln Museum) and Springhill Winery (in Bloomfield). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Abbey of Gethsemani, examine the collection at Kentucky Railway Museum, take a memorable drive along Bluegrass Pkwy, and contemplate the long history of Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Loretto trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Corbin to Loretto by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. You'll set off for Cave City on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Loretto

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Museums

Side Trips

Hodgenville, The Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky Railway Museum, Springhill Winery
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Railway Museum ©
Kentucky Railway Museum
The Abbey of Gethsemani ©
The Abbey of Gethsemani

7
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Mammoth Cave and Fat Man's Misery. Venture out of the city with trips to Bowling Green (Chaney's Dairy Barn, Beech Bend Park & Splash Lagoon, &more) and Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, find something for the whole family at Kentucky Action Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, and hike along Cedar Sink Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cave City trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Loretto to Cave City takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Loretto to Cave City. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) 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, Horse Cave, Diamond Caverns, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave

8
nights
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The National Quilt Museum and Maggie's Jungle Golf & Jungle Run. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paducah: Kentucky Lake (in Gilbertsville), Hopkinsville (Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf, Casey Jones Distillery, &more) and Venture River Water Park (in Eddyville). There's much more to do: make a trip to Floodwall Murals, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, look for all kinds of wild species at The Arboretum at Murray State, and stroll around Bob Noble Park.

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

You can drive from Cave City to Paducah in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Paducah can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Hopkinsville, Gilbertsville, Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, The Arboretum at Murray State, Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Lake ©
Kentucky Lake
Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum ©
Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum
Venture River Water Park ©
Venture River Water Park

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