60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Louisville
1
Louisville
— 16 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Bowling Green
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Paducah
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Loretto
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Corbin
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Lexington
— 11 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Petersburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Louisville

16
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll explore and learn at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Frazier History Museum. Get in touch with nature at Spring Mill State Park and Lincoln State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Deam Lake State Recreation Area (in Borden), Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area (in Tell City) and Corydon (Scout Mountain Winery, Constitution Elm, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Historic Locust Grove, wander the streets of Old Louisville, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, and stroll the grounds of Cave Hill Cemetery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Louisville driving holiday planning app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Louisville. In May in Louisville, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Columbus, Bloomington, Madison, Corydon, Nashville
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 16:
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The Speed Art Museum ©
The Speed Art Museum
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial ©
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) ©

7
nights
Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Get some historical perspective at Riverview at Hobson Grove and Guntown Mountain. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dinosaur World and Onyx Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Mammoth Cave National Park (Green River, Cedar Sink Trail, &more), Horse Cave (Mammoth Cave Campground, Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, &more) and Mammoth Cave (Nolin Lake State Park & Sand Cave). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Aviation Heritage Park, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Cummins Falls State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bowling Green trip planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Bowling Green in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June in Bowling Green, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paducah.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Evansville, Clarksville, Owensboro, Cave City
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Historic RailPark & Train Museum ©
Historic RailPark & Train Museum
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Dinosaur World ©
Dinosaur World

7
nights
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. For shopping fun, head to Cedarhurst Center for the Arts or Hancock's of Paducah. Explore hidden gems such as Garden of the Gods and Paducah Riverwalk. Venture out of the city with trips to Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center (in Cypress), Vienna (Tunnel Hill State Trail & Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve) and Cache River State Natural Area (in Belknap). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at River Discovery Center, do a tasting at Purple Toad Winery, witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Donelson National Battlefield, and explore the world behind art at The National Quilt Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paducah tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Paducah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Loretto.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Henderson, Cape Girardeau, Cobden, Dover, Mount Vernon
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
River Discovery Center ©
River Discovery Center
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Fort Donelson National Battlefield ©
Fort Donelson National Battlefield

6
nights
Loretto

Loretto ©
Loretto is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park and Lincoln Homestead State Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Lincoln Museum and Lincoln Legacy Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and WineryHorseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery (in Willisburg) and Springhill Winery (in Bloomfield). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Limestone Branch Distillery, contemplate the long history of Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Railway Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Abbey of Gethsemani.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Loretto tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Paducah to Loretto by car takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Paducah to Loretto is 1 hour. Traveling from Paducah in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Loretto, with lows of 61°F. You'll set off for Corbin on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Loretto

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Hodgenville, Springfield, Lebanon, Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and WineryHorseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery, The Abbey of Gethsemani
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 6:
Highlights from your plan
The Abbey of Gethsemani ©
The Abbey of Gethsemani
Limestone Branch Distillery ©
Limestone Branch Distillery

6
nights
Corbin

Corbin ©
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Brushy Mountain State Penetentiary and Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Norris Lake and SomerSplash Waterpark. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corbin: Wartburg (Frozen Head State Park & Obed Wild & Scenic River), Norris Dam State Park (in Rocky Top) and Cove Lake State Park (in Caryville). The adventure continues: stroll through Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park, hike along Colditz Cove State Natural Area, immerse yourself in nature at Pickett CCC Memorial State Park, and get engrossed in the history at Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Corbin visit planner.

You can drive from Loretto to Corbin in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Corbin are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Corbin

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Somerset, London, Nancy, Stearns
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Norris Dam State Park ©
Norris Dam State Park
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park ©
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park
Pickett CCC Memorial State Park ©
Pickett CCC Memorial State Park

11
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Barrel House Distillery and Lexington Peddlers Mall. Bring the kids along to Aviation Museum of Kentucky and Explorium. Change things up with these side-trips from Lexington: Richmond (Hummel Planetarium at Eku, Fort Boonesborough State Park, &more), Berea (Artisan Village District, St. Clare Catholic Church, &more) and Frankfort (Old Governor's Mansion, Liberty Hall, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of McConnell Springs, contemplate the long history of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery, and examine the collection at Ark Encounter.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lexington trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Corbin to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Petersburg.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frankfort, Versailles, Berea, Georgetown, Richmond
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
West Sixth Brewing ©
West Sixth Brewing
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill ©
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Mary Todd Lincoln House ©
Mary Todd Lincoln House

6
nights
Petersburg

Petersburg ©
Located on the site of an ancient Indian settlement, Petersburg is a small rural community.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Creation Museum and Milan '54 Hoosiers Basketball Museum. Verona Vineyards and Tyson Temple United Methodist Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Petersburg: Versailles State Park (in Versailles) and Big Bone Lick State Historic Site (in Union). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dinsmore Homestead, get outside with England idlewild park, and admire the striking features of Hillforest.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Petersburg online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Petersburg takes 2 hours. July in Petersburg sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Petersburg

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Burlington, Milan '54 Hoosiers Basketball Museum, Verona Vineyards, Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Creation Museum ©
Creation Museum
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site ©
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
Milan '54 Hoosiers Basketball Museum ©
Milan '54 Hoosiers Basketball Museum

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