8 days in Williamstown, Louisville & Bowling Green Itinerary

8 days in Williamstown, Louisville & Bowling Green Itinerary

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8 days in Williamstown, Louisville & Bowling Green Itinerary

Start: Williamstown
1
Williamstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bowling Green
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Williamstown

2
nights
Williamstown

Williamstown
Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. Get a sense of the local culture at Ark Encounter and Frankfort Cemetery. Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum and William Arnold Log House will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Williamstown's surroundings by going to Equus Run Vineyard & Winery (in Midway), Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm (in Georgetown) and Claiborne Farm (in Paris). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic District and take in the pleasant sights at Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Williamstown journey maker tool .

In May in Williamstown, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Madison, Frankfort, Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Claiborne Farm, Equus Run Vineyard & Winery
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum ©
Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum
Lanier Mansion State Historic Site ©

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Muhammad Ali Center, then explore and take pictures at Louisville Mega Cavern, and then sample the fine beverages at Jim Beam American Stillhouse. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then get a taste of the local shopping with 21c Museum Hotel, then examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and finally try your luck at Churchill Downs.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Louisville sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from Williamstown to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Jim Beam American Stillhouse
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern

3
nights
Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): Head underground at Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum, get engrossed in the history at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, then see the interesting displays at Dinosaur World, then explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Lost River Cave, then don't miss a visit to World's Largest Sassafras Tree, and then walk around Smothers Park.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bowling Green trip planner .

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 May, daily temperatures in Bowling Green can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cave City, Owensboro, Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum, Mammoth Cave
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Dinosaur World ©
Dinosaur World

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