9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Owensboro, Drive to Bowling Green
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Bowling Green
— 1 night
Drive
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Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 1 night
Fly

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Bowling Green

— 1 night
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): bet on your favorite at NCM Motorsports Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bowling Green trip itinerary planner.

Denver to Bowling Green is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Denver to Bowling Green, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Denver in June since evenings lows in Bowling Green dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Louisville

— 3 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Louisville is known for nature, museums, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, examine the collection at Muhammad Ali Center, contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and take in the views from The Big Four Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Louisville trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Bowling Green to Louisville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Bowling Green to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites

Lexington

— 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lexington: Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort), Ark Encounter (in Williamstown) and Claiborne Farm (in Paris). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, sample the fine beverages at Bluegrass Distillers, sample the tasty concoctions at Woodford Reserve Distillery, and try to win big at Keeneland.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip maker website.

Getting from Louisville to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lexington are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Newport

— 1 night
Newport is a home rule-class city at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. On the 29th (Sat), observe the fascinating underwater world at Newport Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at Creation Museum, and then snap pictures at Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Newport itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Newport are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kentucky travel guide

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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.