31 days in Kentucky Itinerary

31 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky attractions planner

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Paducah
— 4 nights
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Bowling Green
— 5 nights
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Corbin
— 1 night
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Lexington
— 8 nights
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Louisville
— 9 nights
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Newport
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Paducah

— 4 nights
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paducah: Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum (in Marion), The Arboretum at Murray State (in Murray) and Kentucky Lake (in Gilbertsville). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The National Quilt Museum, walk around Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium, pause for some photo ops at Wacinton Sculpture, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paducah online tour planner.

Philadelphia to Paducah is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Paducah is minus 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Bowling Green

— 5 nights
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Bowling Green: Hopkinsville (Museums of Hopkinsville, Casey Jones Distillery, &more), Dinosaur World (in Cave City) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Green River, Echo River, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, don't miss a visit to 1921 Standard Oil Station, Head underground at Lost River Cave, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dog Creek Recreation Area.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bowling Green tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Paducah to Bowling Green takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Bowling Green sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Corbin.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Corbin

— 1 night
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Kentucky. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the activities along Laurel River Lake and then immerse yourself in nature at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Corbin journey site.

Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Corbin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bowling Green to Corbin due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Corbin

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Lexington

— 8 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: Versailles (Pin Oak Stud, Sun Valley Farm, &more), Ark Encounter (in Williamstown) and Boone County Distilling Co. (in Independence). The adventure continues: try to win big at Keeneland, experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, identify plant and animal life at Unique Horse Farm Tours, and sample the fine beverages at Castle & Key Distillery.

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You can drive from Corbin to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Lexington sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Louisville

— 9 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Bardstown (Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, Barton 1792 Distillery, &more) and Elizabethtown (The Elizabethtown Nature Park, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, &more). The adventure continues: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery.

Before you visit Louisville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Louisville sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newport

— 3 nights
Newport is a home rule-class city at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. Explore Newport's surroundings by going to Maysville (EAT Gallery & Kentucky Gateway Museum Center), O'Neil Landing (in Augusta) and EarthJOY Tree Adventures (in Germantown). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Newport Aquarium, walk around Devou Park, browse the different shops at Newport on the Levee, and snap pictures at Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Newport road trip planning site.

Getting from Louisville to Newport by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Louisville in April since evenings lows in Newport dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

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.