60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Corbin
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Lexington
— 12 nights
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Newport
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Louisville
— 21 nights
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Bowling Green
— 9 nights
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Paducah
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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 Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery (in Jamestown), Monticello (Wayne County Historical Museum & Mill Springs Mill) and Pine Mountain State Resort Park (in Pineville). Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Daniel Boone National Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cumberland Point Recreational Area, and get engrossed in the history at Harland Sanders Cafe And Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Corbin trip planner.

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 moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) 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.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips

Lexington — 12 nights

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 Unique Horse Farm Tours and Mill Ridge Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Creation Museum (in Petersburg), Versailles (Pin Oak Stud & Sun Valley Farm) and Ark Encounter (in Williamstown). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Kentucky Horse Park, stroll through Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and admire the majestic nature at Natural Bridge State Resort Park.

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.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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 Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Kentucky Gateway Museum Center (in Maysville) and EarthJOY Tree Adventures (in Germantown). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Newport on the Levee, examine the collection at Vent Haven Museum, stroll around George Rogers Clark Park, and don't miss a visit to Roebling Murals on the Floodwalls of Covington, KY.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Newport driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Newport sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Louisville.
Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Louisville — 21 nights

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 The Big Four Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Elizabethtown (American Legion Park, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, &more), Kentucky September 11th Memorial (in Radcliff) and Taylorsville (Taylorsville Lake State Park & Brashears Creek). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, stroll the grounds of Cave Hill Cemetery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Louisville Zoo, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Louisville journey maker.

Traveling by car from Newport to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Bowling Green.
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 Cedar Sink Trail will thrill your kids. Explore Bowling Green's surroundings by going to Diamond Caverns (in Park City), Mammoth Cave National Park (Green River, Echo River, &more) and Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum (in Horse Cave). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Lost River Cave, gain insight at Western Kentucky University, look for gifts at Detweiler's Country Store, and explore the activities along Dog Creek Recreation Area.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bowling Green road trip app.

You can drive from Louisville to Bowling Green in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Louisville to Bowling Green, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Bowling Green sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Paducah.
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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). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum, find something for the whole family at Maggie's Jungle Golf & Jungle Run, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Arboretum at Murray State, and take in nature's colorful creations at Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paducah itinerary maker website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
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.