8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky tour builder

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Paducah
— 1 day
Drive
2
Bowling Green
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Louisville
— 4 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27

1
day
Paducah

Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll around Bob Noble Park, then admire the engineering at Kentucky Dam, then explore the activities along Kentucky Lake, and finally find something for the whole family at Maggie's Jungle Golf & Jungle Run.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paducah road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Paducah. June in Paducah sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

3
nights
Bowling Green

Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Family-friendly places like Chaney's Dairy Barn and Cedar Sink Trail will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Tall Man's Misery and Corsair Artisan Distillery. Go for a jaunt from Bowling Green to Mammoth Cave National Park to see Mammoth Cave about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: cool off at Beech Bend Park & Splash Lagoon, Head underground at Lost River Cave, bet on your favorite at NCM Motorsports Park, and see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bowling Green online vacation planner.

You can drive from Paducah to Bowling Green in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Bowling Green, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

4
nights
Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and Marengo Cave. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Louisville Mega Cavern and Squire Boone Caverns. Change things up with a short trip to Harrison County Discovery Center in Corydon (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: try for a hole-in-one at Malibu Jack's Louisville, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, explore the different monuments and memorials at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, and examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Louisville day trip planning site.

Getting from Bowling Green to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Fun & Games · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
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.