10 days in Kentucky, Ohio & Niagara Falls Itinerary

10 days in Kentucky, Ohio & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Louisville
— 1 night
Drive
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Bowling Green
— 1 night
Drive
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Logan
— 1 night
Drive to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH, Ferry to Put in Bay
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Put in Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH, Drive to Cleveland
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Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
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Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: catch a live event at Louisville Slugger Field, see the interesting displays at Muhammad Ali Center, then examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally take in the views from The Big Four Bridge.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Louisville route builder.

Minneapolis to Louisville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Louisville due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Louisville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Bowling Green

— 1 night
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 experience rural life at Chaney's Dairy Barn, then examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bowling Green online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Bowling Green takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In July in Bowling Green, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Logan.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Logan

— 1 night
Logan is a city in Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to Rockhouse, and then admire the majestic nature at Hocking Hills State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): 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 more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Logan trip builder tool.

You can drive from Bowling Green to Logan in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bowling Green to Logan due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bowling Green in July: high temperatures in Logan hover around 82°F and lows are around 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 · Trails

Side Trips

Put in Bay

— 1 night
Put-in-Bay is a village located on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): head off the coast to South Bass Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly House, and then take in panoramic vistas at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Put in Bay trip planning site.

Getting from Logan to Put in Bay by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In July in Put in Bay, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Put in Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Cleveland

— 1 night

Forest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery, explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Put in Bay to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. July in Cleveland sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Historic Sites

Niagara Falls

— 3 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Explore hidden gems such as Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House and Niagara Jet Adventures. Venture out of the city with trips to Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica (in Lackawanna) and Canalside (in Buffalo). There's much more to do: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, catch a live event at Sahlen Field, and admire the masterpieces at Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

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You can drive from Cleveland to Niagara Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Niagara Falls when traveling from Cleveland in July, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

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.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.