13 days in Savannah & Kentucky Itinerary

13 days in Savannah & Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Savannah
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Paducah
— 1 night
Drive
4
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Campton
— 1 night
Drive
6
Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Covington
— 1 night
Drive to Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Get out of town with these interesting Savannah side-trips: Hilton Head (Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more) and Beaufort (Spanish Moss Trail, Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours, &more). There's much more to do: get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, make a trip to Historic River Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Savannah driving holiday planner.

New York City to Savannah is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in October, you will find days in Savannah are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park

— 1 night
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Echo River, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Savannah to Mammoth Cave National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Savannah to Mammoth Cave National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Savannah in October; daily highs in Mammoth Cave National Park reach 71°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Paducah.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Paducah

— 1 night
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The National Quilt Museum, then see the interesting displays at Paducah Distilled Spirits, then do a tasting at Purple Toad Winery, and finally make a trip to Floodwall Murals.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paducah trip planner.

Drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Paducah in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Paducah sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Paducah

Museums · Wineries

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern. On the next day, take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then explore the galleries of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and finally look for gifts at A Taste of Kentucky.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Louisville online holiday planner.

Getting from Paducah to Louisville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Paducah to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Louisville, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Campton.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Parks

Campton

— 1 night
Campton is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Wolfe County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): trek along Rock Bridge Trail #207, then whizz through the canopy at Red River Gorge Zipline, then admire the majestic nature at Natural Bridge State Resort Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Nada Tunnel.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Campton trip builder.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Campton takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Campton can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Campton

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Salato Wildlife Education Center (in Frankfort), Sun Valley Farm (in Versailles) and Claiborne Farm (in Paris). The adventure continues: try your luck at Keeneland, whizz through the canopy at Boone Creek Outdoors, sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery, and surround yourself with nature on Unique Horse Farm Tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lexington day trip planner.

You can drive from Campton to Lexington in 1.5 hours. October in Lexington sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Covington.

Things to do in Lexington

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Covington

— 1 night
Covington is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, located at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. On the 16th (Fri), let your taste buds guide you at Riverside Food Tours, then walk around George Rogers Clark Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Boone County Distilling Co., and finally test your problem-solving skills at Sherlock's Escape Rooms.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Covington road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Covington takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Covington

Tours · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

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.