60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Louisville
— 16 nights
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Bowling Green
— 7 nights
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Paducah
— 7 nights
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Loretto
— 6 nights
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Corbin
— 6 nights
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Lexington
— 11 nights
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Petersburg
— 6 nights

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Louisville

Louisville ©

Derby City

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 The Speed Art 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), Deam Lake State Recreation Area (in Borden) and Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area (in Tell City). Next up on the itinerary: visit Frankfort Ave, explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel, steep yourself in history at Historic Locust Grove, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville road trip website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Louisville. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Speed Art Museum ©
The Speed Art Museum
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial ©
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

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 Froggett’s Guntown Mountain. Kids will appreciate attractions like National Corvette Museum and Dinosaur World. Venture out of the city with trips to Horse Cave (Mammoth Cave Campground, Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, &more), Mammoth Cave National Park (Green River, Cedar Sink Trail, &more) and Mammoth Cave (Nolin Lake State Park & Sand Cave). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Historic RailPark & Train Museum, experience rural life at Chaney's Dairy Barn, immerse yourself in nature at Standing Stone State Park, and Head underground at Onyx Cave.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bowling Green trip planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Bowling Green in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June in Bowling Green, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paducah.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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 Kentucky Oaks Mall. Explore hidden gems such as Garden of the Gods and Paducah Riverwalk. Venture out of the city with trips to Cache River State Natural Area (in Belknap), Vienna (Tunnel Hill State Trail & Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve) and Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center (in Cypress). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at River Discovery Center, steep yourself in history at William Clark Market House Museum, identify plant and animal life at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, and walk around Boo Rochman Memorial Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paducah road trip website.

You can drive from Bowling Green to Paducah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Paducah, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Loretto.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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 Kentucky Railway Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Lincoln Museum and Lincoln Legacy Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Springhill Winery (in Bloomfield) and Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and WineryHorseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery (in Willisburg). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Abbey of Gethsemani, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Maker's Mark, take a memorable drive along Bluegrass Pkwy, and contemplate the long history of Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Loretto trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Paducah to Loretto in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paducah to Loretto. Traveling from Paducah in June, Loretto is little chillier at night with lows of 61°F. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Corbin.

Things to do in Loretto

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Abbey of Gethsemani ©
The Abbey of Gethsemani
The Lincoln Museum ©
The Lincoln Museum

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 Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum and Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cumberland Falls State Resort Park and Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corbin: Norris Dam State Park (in Rocky Top), Norris Lake (in La Follette) and Cove Lake State Park (in Caryville). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, take a peaceful walk through Pine Mountain State Resort Park, steep yourself in history at Historic Rugby, and immerse yourself in nature at Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park and Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cove Lake State Park ©
Cove Lake 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
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea and Lexington Peddlers Mall. Bring the kids along to Kentucky Horse Park and Mary Todd Lincoln House. Change things up with these side-trips from Lexington: Berea (Artisan Village District, St. Clare Catholic Church, &more), Frankfort (Old Governor's Mansion, Liberty Hall Historic Site, &more) and Richmond (Hummel Planetarium at Eku, Fort Boonesborough State Park, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, see the interesting displays at Aviation Museum of Kentucky, stroll the grounds of Lexington Cemetery, and identify plant and animal life at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Corbin to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Petersburg.

Things to do in Lexington

Side Trips

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

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Petersburg

Petersburg ©
Located on the site of an ancient Indian settlement, Petersburg is a small rural community.
Step out of the city life by going to Big Bone Lick State Historic Site and Versailles State Park. Appreciate the collections at Creation Museum and Milan '54 Hoosiers Basketball Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Petersburg: Tyson Temple United Methodist Church (in Versailles) and Verona Vineyards (in Verona). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Dinsmore Homestead, admire the landmark architecture of Hillforest, and head outdoors with England idlewild park.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Petersburg holiday maker tool.

Getting from Lexington to Petersburg by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Petersburg can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 29th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Petersburg

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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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