15 days in Kentucky Itinerary

15 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip planner
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Fly to Nashville International Airport, Drive to Bowling Green
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Bowling Green
— 3 nights
Drive
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Owensboro
— 1 night
Drive
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Louisville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lexington
— 5 nights
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Bowling Green — 3 nights

Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Explore hidden gems such as NCM Motorsports Park and Fountain Square Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bowling Green: Mammoth Cave National Park (Tall Man's Misery, Fat Man's Misery, &more). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Chaney's Dairy Barn, take an in-depth tour of South Union Shaker Village, don't miss a visit to 1921 Standard Oil Station, and see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bowling Green trip itinerary planning website.

Chennai, India to Bowling Green is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 11.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chennai in September; daily highs in Bowling Green reach 33°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Owensboro.
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Owensboro — 1 night

Owensboro is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Daviess County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Green River Distilling Co., see the interesting displays at Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum, and then stroll around Smothers Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Owensboro trip website.

You can drive from Bowling Green to Owensboro in 1.5 hours. In September in Owensboro, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Louisville.
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Louisville — 4 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muhammad Ali Center and Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle). There's much more to do: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, stroll around Falls of the Ohio State Park, and see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Louisville itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Owensboro to Louisville in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Lexington.
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Lexington — 5 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 hidden gems such as Mill Ridge Farm and Claiborne Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lexington: Ark Encounter (in Williamstown) and Salato Wildlife Education Center (in Frankfort). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery, admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., and try your luck at Keeneland.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lexington trip planner.

Getting from Louisville to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lexington are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.
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Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
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.
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