8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Bowling Green
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Frankfort
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

4
nights
Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bowling Green: Mammoth Cave National Park (Mammoth Cave, Tall Man's Misery, & more), Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown) and Louisville (Churchill Downs & Kentucky Derby Museum). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, walk around Basil Griffin Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Lost River Cave, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Maker's Mark.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bowling Green trip itinerary builder app .

San Francisco to Bowling Green is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Bowling Green is 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect Bowling Green to be slightly colder, temps between 59°F and 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Frankfort.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Louisville, Preservation Distillery, Maker's Mark, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave

2
nights
Frankfort

Frankfort ©
Frankfort is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the seat of Franklin County. You've now added Kentucky Bourbon Trail to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Daniel Boone's Grave, then stroll the grounds of Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then look for all kinds of wild species at Salato Wildlife Education Center, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, then sample the fine beverages at Woodford Reserve Distillery, then sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Castle & Key Distillery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Frankfort trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Frankfort takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bowling Green to Frankfort, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in November, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Frankfort

Breweries & Distilleries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Woodford Reserve Distillery, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Highlights from your plan
Castle & Key Distillery ©
Castle & Key Distillery
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Salato Wildlife Education Center ©
Salato Wildlife Education Center

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 18th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Newport Aquarium, let little ones run wild at George Rogers Clark Park, and then see the interesting displays at Creation Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Newport road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Frankfort to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Newport sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Creation Museum, George Rogers Clark Park
Highlights from your plan
Creation Museum
Creation Museum
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium
George Rogers Clark Park ©
George Rogers Clark Park

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