3 days in Ohio & Kentucky Itinerary

3 days in Ohio & Kentucky Itinerary

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Cincinnati
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Louisville
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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 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, then stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cincinnati vacation planning tool.

Charlotte to Cincinnati is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in May; daily highs in Cincinnati reach 75°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Louisville.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Louisville — 2 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 28th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, and then try your luck at Churchill Downs. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Louisville road trip site.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Nature · Fun & Games

Ohio travel guide

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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.
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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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