9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

9 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Covington
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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Bowling Green
— 2 nights
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Covington

Covington is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, located at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Newport Aquarium and then see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter. Here are some ideas for day two: let the kids burn off some steam at George Rogers Clark Park, then get a tailor-made plan with Riverside Food Tours, and then engage your brain at Creation Museum.

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Columbus to Covington is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In September, daytime highs in Covington are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Covington

Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Louisville

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: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, try to win big at Churchill Downs, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, and learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

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You can drive from Covington to Louisville in 2 hours. September in Louisville sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Bowling Green

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 15th (Tue): examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave, then Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and finally hike along Fat Man's Misery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Lost River Cave, then take an in-depth tour of South Union Shaker Village, and then trek along Tall Man's Misery.

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You can drive from Louisville to Bowling Green in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Bowling Green. In September, daytime highs in Bowling Green are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Lexington

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Unique Horse Farm Tours, then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Horse Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, then sample the fine beverages at Castle & Key Distillery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Woodford Reserve Distillery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Bourbon 30 Spirits Distillery.

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Drive from Bowling Green to Lexington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.