5 days in Louisville & Pittsburgh Itinerary

5 days in Louisville & Pittsburgh Itinerary

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Louisville — 3 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mammoth Cave National Park (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Mammoth Cave) and Santa Claus (Holiday World & Splashin' Safari & Santa's Candy Castle). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, look for gifts at Art Eatables, and examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Louisville trip planner.

New York City to Louisville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Pittsburgh.
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Pittsburgh — 1 night

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 23rd (Sat), take a stroll through Mount Washington, take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History, and finally see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Louisville to Pittsburgh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in July, expect nights in Pittsburgh to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are little chillier, around 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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