4 days in Kentucky & Cincinnati Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky & Cincinnati Itinerary

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4 days in Kentucky & Cincinnati Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Petersburg
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Cincinnati
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  5​h
End: New York City

1
night
Lexington

Lexington
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 8th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Equus Run Vineyard & Winery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and then see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip itinerary planning website .

New York City to Lexington is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for little chillier nights in Lexington, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Equus Run Vineyard & Winery, Ark Encounter, Buffalo Trace Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea ©

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, contemplate the long history of Churchill Downs, then examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Louisville trip maker site .

Getting from Lexington to Louisville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Louisville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Petersburg.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

1
night
Petersburg

Petersburg
On the 11th (Thu), examine the collection at Creation Museum.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Petersburg road trip planning tool .

Getting from Louisville to Petersburg by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Petersburg

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Creation Museum
Creation Museum

few
hours
Cincinnati

Cincinnati
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cincinnati sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Petersburg to Cincinnati takes an hour. July in Cincinnati sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Nightlife Outdoors

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