7 days in Cincinnati, Louisville & Mammoth Cave National Park Itinerary

7 days in Cincinnati, Louisville & Mammoth Cave National Park Itinerary

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Cincinnati
— 3 nights
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Cincinnati

— 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cincinnati: Dayton (Carillon Historical Park, National Museum of the US Air Force, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, stroll through Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Newport Aquarium, and learn more about the world around you at Cincinnati Museum Center.

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

Cleveland to Cincinnati is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In July in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. You will leave for Louisville on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and then snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, get to know the resident critters at Louisville Zoo, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Cincinnati to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Louisville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Mammoth Cave National Park

— 1 night
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): hike along Fat Man's Misery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mammoth Cave National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Mammoth Cave National Park can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature