60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Louisville
1
Louisville
— 16 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Bowling Green
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Paducah
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Loretto
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Corbin
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Lexington
— 11 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Petersburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Louisville

16
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll explore and learn at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Frazier History Museum. Get in touch with nature at Spring Mill State Park and Lincoln State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Corydon (Scout Mountain Winery, Constitution Elm, &more), Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area (in Tell City) and Deam Lake State Recreation Area (in Borden). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Historic Locust Grove, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Angel's Envy Distillery, and make a splash at Kentucky Kingdom.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Louisville online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Louisville. In May, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bloomington, Columbus, Madison, Corydon, Nashville
Highlights from your plan
The Speed Art Museum ©
The Speed Art Museum
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial ©
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) ©

7
nights
Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Get some historical perspective at Riverview at Hobson Grove and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dinosaur World and Onyx Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Mammoth Cave National Park (Green River, Cedar Sink Trail, &more), Horse Cave (Mammoth Cave Campground, Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, &more) and Mammoth Cave (Nolin Lake State Park & Sand Cave). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Aviation Heritage Park, see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, experience rural life at Chaney's Dairy Barn, and immerse yourself in nature at Standing Stone State Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bowling Green road trip website.

You can drive from Louisville to Bowling Green in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Louisville to Bowling Green, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Bowling Green are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Paducah.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Clarksville, Evansville, Owensboro, Cave City
Highlights from your plan
Historic RailPark & Train Museum ©
Historic RailPark & Train Museum
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Dinosaur World ©
Dinosaur World

7
nights
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. For shopping fun, head to Cedarhurst Center for the Arts or Hancock's of Paducah. Explore hidden gems such as Garden of the Gods and River Discovery Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center (in Cypress), Vienna (Tunnel Hill State Trail & Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve) and Cache River State Natural Area (in Belknap). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Paducah Riverwalk, walk around Boo Rochman Memorial Park, identify plant and animal life at Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium, and explore the world behind art at The National Quilt Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paducah tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Paducah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Loretto.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Girardeau, Henderson, Mount Vernon, Cobden, Dover
Highlights from your plan
River Discovery Center ©
River Discovery Center
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Fort Donelson National Battlefield ©
Fort Donelson National Battlefield

6
nights
Loretto

Loretto ©
Loretto is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park and Lincoln Homestead State Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Lincoln Museum and Lincoln Legacy Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and WineryHorseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery (in Willisburg) and Springhill Winery (in Bloomfield). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Abbey of Gethsemani, contemplate the long history of Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Railway Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Limestone Branch Distillery.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Loretto tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Paducah to Loretto by car takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Paducah to Loretto is 1 hour. Traveling from Paducah in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Loretto, with lows of 61°F. You'll set off for Corbin on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Loretto

Scenic Drive Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hodgenville, Lebanon, Springfield, Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and WineryHorseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery, Kentucky Railway Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Abbey of Gethsemani ©
The Abbey of Gethsemani
Limestone Branch Distillery ©
Limestone Branch Distillery

6
nights
Corbin

Corbin ©
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Brushy Mountain State Penetentiary and Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Norris Lake and SomerSplash Waterpark. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corbin: Norris Dam State Park (in Rocky Top), Cove Lake State Park (in Caryville) and Wartburg (Frozen Head State Park & Obed Wild & Scenic River). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, immerse yourself in nature at Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park and Museum, hike along Colditz Cove State Natural Area, and contemplate the long history of Historic Rugby.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Corbin visit planner.

Traveling by car from Loretto to Corbin takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Corbin can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Corbin

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Somerset, London, Stearns, Nancy
Highlights from your plan
Norris Dam State Park ©
Norris Dam State Park
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park ©
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park
Pickett CCC Memorial State Park ©
Pickett CCC Memorial State Park

11
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Barrel House Distillery and Lexington Peddlers Mall. Bring the kids along to Aviation Museum of Kentucky and Salato Wildlife Education Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Lexington: Richmond (Hummel Planetarium at Eku, Fort Boonesborough State Park, &more), Frankfort (Old Governor's Mansion, Liberty Hall, &more) and Berea (Artisan Village District, St. Clare Catholic Church, &more). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Waveland State Historic Site, hike along Legacy Trail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery, and steep yourself in history at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lexington route builder website.

Traveling by car from Corbin to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Lexington, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Petersburg.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frankfort, Versailles, Berea, Georgetown, Richmond
Highlights from your plan
Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate ©
Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill ©
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Mary Todd Lincoln House ©
Mary Todd Lincoln House

6
nights
Petersburg

Petersburg ©
Located on the site of an ancient Indian settlement, Petersburg is a small rural community.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Creation Museum and Milan '54 Hoosiers Basketball Museum. Verona Vineyards and Tyson Temple United Methodist Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Petersburg: Versailles State Park (in Versailles) and Big Bone Lick State Historic Site (in Union). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dinsmore Homestead, get outside with England idlewild park, and admire the striking features of Hillforest.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Petersburg online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Petersburg takes 2 hours. July in Petersburg sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Petersburg

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burlington, Versailles, Milan '54 Hoosiers Basketball Museum, Verona Vineyards, Hillforest
Highlights from your plan
Creation Museum ©
Creation Museum
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site ©
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
Milan '54 Hoosiers Basketball Museum ©
Milan '54 Hoosiers Basketball Museum

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