7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Bowling Green
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Newport
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Lexington
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  5​h 15​min
End: Miami

1
night
Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. On the 26th (Wed), experience rural life at Chaney's Dairy Barn.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bowling Green vacation maker tool .

Miami to Bowling Green is an approximately 8-hour combination of tram, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to Bowling Green. In December, Bowling Green is cooler than Miami - with highs of 51°F and lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dinosaur World, Mammoth Cave National Park
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Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Dinosaur World ©
Dinosaur World

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Louisville Zoo, then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and then try to win big at Churchill Downs. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, then see the interesting displays at Muhammad Ali Center, then examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Louisville journey builder website .

You can drive from Bowling Green to Louisville in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): head outdoors with England idlewild park, examine the collection at Creation Museum, and then meet the residents at Newport Aquarium.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Newport trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Louisville to Newport in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Newport, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Lexington.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Creation Museum, England idlewild park
Highlights from your plan
England idlewild park ©
England idlewild park
Creation Museum ©
Creation Museum
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium

2
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): make a trip to Kentucky Horse Park and then identify plant and animal life at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Eckert's-Boyd Orchard and then bet on a winner at Keeneland.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington travel planner .

Getting from Newport to Lexington by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. December in Lexington sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Eckert's Orchard, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill ©
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Keeneland ©
Keeneland

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