8 days in Cincinnati & Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Cincinnati & Kentucky Itinerary

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8 days in Cincinnati & Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Columbus
bus:  1​h 45​min
1
Cincinnati
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Park City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Columbus

1
night
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Cincinnati Nature Center and then trek along Riverwalk. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mount Adams, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, and finally test your team's savvy at Houdini's Room Escape.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cincinnati holiday builder .

Columbus to Cincinnati is an approximately 2-hour bus ride. You can also drive. In March, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Cincinnati Nature Center
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Cincinnati Nature Center ©
Cincinnati Nature Center
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Houdini's Room Escape ©
Houdini's Room Escape

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get some cultural insight at Louisville Mega Cavern and Lanier Mansion State Historic Site. Visit Cave Hill Cemetery and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park for their historical value. Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Clifty Falls State Park (in Madison) and kidscommons (in Columbus). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel, and sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Louisville online holiday planner .

Getting from Cincinnati to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in March, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Park City.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Madison, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Kentucky Artisan Distillery, kidscommons
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Park City

Park City ©
Park City is a home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): Head underground at Diamond Caverns, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, then examine the collection at Dinosaur World, and finally Head underground at Onyx Cave.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Park City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Louisville to Park City in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Park City can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Park City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cave City, Mammoth Cave
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Dinosaur World ©
Dinosaur World

2
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., contemplate the long history of Mary Todd Lincoln House, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Castle & Key Distillery, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Bluegrass Distillers, sample the fine beverages at Wild Turkey Distillery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Four Roses, and finally steep yourself in history at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lexington road trip planner.

You can drive from Park City to Lexington in 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Park City to Lexington due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Lexington are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lawrenceburg, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Castle & Key Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill ©
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Mary Todd Lincoln House ©
Mary Todd Lincoln House
Four Roses ©
Four Roses

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