5 days in Louisville, Lexington & Cincinnati Itinerary

5 days in Louisville, Lexington & Cincinnati Itinerary

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Louisville
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Lexington
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Cincinnati
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Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Churchill Downs as well as Idlewild Butterfly Farm. On the 11th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Louisville Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Idlewild Butterfly Farm, and then try your luck at Churchill Downs.

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Escanaba to Louisville is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Escanaba in June, with highs in Louisville at 86°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games

Lexington

— 1 night

Horse Capital of the World

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 12th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., then browse the exhibits of Kentucky Horse Park, and then get a tailor-made plan with Unique Horse Farm Tours.

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Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Cincinnati

— 1 night

The Queen of the West

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 13th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

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Traveling by car from Lexington to Cincinnati takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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