4 days in Owensboro, Louisville & Fontana Dam Itinerary

4 days in Owensboro, Louisville & Fontana Dam Itinerary

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4 days in Owensboro, Louisville & Fontana Dam Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Drive:  5​h
1
Owensboro
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Fontana Dam
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Springfield

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Owensboro

Owensboro ©
Owensboro is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Daviess County, Kentucky, United States. On the 13th (Thu), don't miss a visit to World's Largest Sassafras Tree and then stroll through Smothers Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Owensboro trip maker site .

Springfield to Owensboro is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Owensboro

Parks
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Smothers Park ©
Smothers Park

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night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then admire the majestic nature at Falls of the Ohio State Park, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

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Traveling by car from Owensboro to Louisville takes 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Owensboro to Louisville. In June, daytime highs in Louisville are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fontana Dam.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Falls of the Ohio State Park
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Falls of the Ohio State Park ©
Falls of the Ohio State Park
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©

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Fontana Dam

Fontana Dam ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): go for a stroll along the water at Fontana Village Resort Marina, appreciate the views at Cades Cove, and then cruise along Rich Mountain Road. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the engineering at Fontana Dam & Visitors Center and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fontana Dam trip planning site .

You can drive from Louisville to Fontana Dam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Louisville in June, Fontana Dam is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fontana Dam

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Fontana Dam & Visitors Center
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Fontana Village Resort Marina ©
Fontana Village Resort Marina
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

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