10 days in Kentucky, Ohio & Niagara Falls Itinerary

10 days in Kentucky, Ohio & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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10 days in Kentucky, Ohio & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4​h
1
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Bowling Green
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Logan
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h
4
Put in Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Minneapolis


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1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 12th (Fri), sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co and then admire all the interesting features of Louisville Mega Cavern. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Louisville Slugger Field, examine the collection at Muhammad Ali Center, then examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville road trip app .

Minneapolis to Louisville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In July in Louisville, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Field ©
Louisville Slugger Field
Muhammad Ali Center ©
Muhammad Ali Center

1
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Bowling Green

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 14th (Sun): Head underground at Lost River Cave, then admire all the interesting features of Chaney's Dairy Barn, then see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Bowling Green trip planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Bowling Green takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Louisville to Bowling Green, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Bowling Green sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Logan.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave
Chaney's Dairy Barn ©
Chaney's Dairy Barn
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum

1
night
Logan

Logan is a city in Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to Rockhouse, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hocking Hills State Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, stroll through Cedar Falls Hiking Trail, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ash Cave.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Logan trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Logan takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bowling Green to Logan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bowling Green in July, things will get little chillier in Logan: highs are around 82°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Put in Bay.

Things to do in Logan

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rockbridge, Hocking Hills State Park
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Rockhouse ©
Rockhouse
Ash Cave ©
Ash Cave

1
night
Put in Bay

Put in Bay ©
Put-in-Bay is a village located on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore South Bass Island, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly House, and then pause for some photo ops at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Put in Bay trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Logan to Put in Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Put in Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
South Bass Island ©
South Bass Island
Butterfly House ©
Butterfly House

1
night
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cleveland visit planner .

Traveling by car from Put in Bay to Cleveland takes 2 hours. In July in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Lake View Cemetery ©
Lake View Cemetery
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Explore hidden gems such as Niagara Jet Adventures and Old Fort Niagara. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Niagara Falls: Canalside (in Buffalo) and Our Lady of Victory Basilica (in Lackawanna). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, don't miss a visit to Third Street Art Alley, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, and admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Niagara Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cleveland in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Niagara Falls, with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Buffalo, Youngstown, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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