3 days in Alton, Kentucky & Cincinnati Itinerary

3 days in Alton, Kentucky & Cincinnati Itinerary

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Alton
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Louisville
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Lexington
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Cincinnati
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Alton

Alton is a city on the Mississippi River in Madison County, Illinois, United States, about 15mi north of St. To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Alton travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Alton. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in February, and nighttime lows around 24°F. You'll set off for Louisville on the 4th (Fri).
Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife · Museums

Louisville — 1 night

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 4th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Louisville trip builder.

You can drive from Alton to Louisville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in February, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.
Parks · Nature
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Lexington — 1 night

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Aviation Museum of Kentucky, relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and then get a tailor-made plan with Unique Horse Farm Tours.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in February, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Cincinnati.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip

Cincinnati — 1 day

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, explore the engaging exhibits at Cincinnati Museum Center, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cincinnati journey website.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Cincinnati takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Alton.
Childrens Museums · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Alton

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Alton online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Alton takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. On the 6th (Sun), you're off to home.
Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife · Museums

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.