60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Corbin
— 5 nights
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Lexington
— 12 nights
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Newport
— 5 nights
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Louisville
— 21 nights
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Bowling Green
— 9 nights
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Paducah
— 7 nights
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Corbin

— 5 nights
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Kentucky. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cumberland Falls State Resort Park and Cumberland Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Monticello (Wayne County Historical Museum & Mill Springs Mill), Pine Mountain State Resort Park (in Pineville) and Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery (in Jamestown). Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cumberland Point Recreational Area, and explore the striking landscape of Daniel Boone National Forest.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Corbin trip site.

Birmingham to Corbin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Corbin is 1 hour. Traveling from Birmingham in October, things will get little chillier in Corbin: highs are around 71°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Corbin

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lexington

— 12 nights

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 Kentucky Horse Park and Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (Pin Oak Stud & Sun Valley Farm), Creation Museum (in Petersburg) and Ark Encounter (in Williamstown). There's much more to do: do sightseeing your way with Unique Horse Farm Tours, immerse yourself in nature at Natural Bridge State Resort Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salato Wildlife Education Center, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lexington online road trip planner.

You can drive from Corbin to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Lexington, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport

— 5 nights
Newport is a home rule-class city at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. Attractions like Newport Aquarium and Newport on the Levee make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: EarthJOY Tree Adventures (in Germantown) and Kentucky Gateway Museum Center (in Maysville). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge, see the interesting displays at Behringer-Crawford Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at George Rogers Clark Park, and stroll around Devou Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Newport sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Lexington to Newport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Newport

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Louisville

— 21 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Louisville Mega Cavern and Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Venture out of the city with trips to Kentucky September 11th Memorial (in Radcliff), Elizabethtown (American Legion Park, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, &more) and Taylorsville (Taylorsville Lake State Park & Brashears Creek). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cave Hill Cemetery, relax in the rural setting at Gallrein Farms, and stroll around Iroquois Park.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville online attractions planner.

Drive from Newport to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Bowling Green

— 9 nights
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Family-friendly places like Mammoth Cave and NCM Motorsports Park will thrill your kids. Explore Bowling Green's surroundings by going to Diamond Caverns (in Park City), Mammoth Cave National Park (Cedar Sink Trail, Green River, &more) and Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum (in Horse Cave). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Lost River Cave, take an in-depth tour of Aviation Heritage Park, see the interesting displays at Dinosaur World, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dog Creek Recreation Area.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bowling Green online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Bowling Green takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Louisville to Bowling Green, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Bowling Green, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Paducah.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Paducah

— 7 nights
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 Floodwall Murals. Explore Paducah's surroundings by going to Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross (in Wickliffe), Golden Pond (The Elk and Bison Prairie & Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium) and Columbus-Belmont State Park (in Columbus). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland, find something for the whole family at Maggie's Jungle Golf & Jungle Run, and make a trip to Adsmore House & Gardens.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paducah itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Paducah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in December, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
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.