8 days in Cincinnati, Frankfort & Lexington Itinerary

8 days in Cincinnati, Frankfort & Lexington Itinerary

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Cincinnati
— 2 nights
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Frankfort
— 2 nights
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Lexington
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Cincinnati — 2 nights

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've added Mount Adams, American Sign Museum, Smale Riverfront Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Contemporary Arts Center and then don't miss a visit to Fountain Square. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Smale Riverfront Park, then see the interesting displays at American Sign Museum, and then stop by Mount Adams.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cincinnati. In June in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. On the 25th (Fri), you're off to Frankfort.
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Frankfort — 2 nights

Frankfort is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the seat of Franklin County. Your list of things to see and do now includes Switzer Covered Bridge, Josephine Sculpture Park, The Grand Theatre, and other attractions. On the 25th (Fri), catch a live performance at The Grand Theatre, then get a sense of history and politics at New Capitol Building, then identify plant and animal life at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud, and finally view the masterpieces at Josephine Sculpture Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum, then make a trip to Floral Clock, then relax in the rural setting at Sun Valley Farm, and finally go for a walk through Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Frankfort road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Frankfort takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Frankfort, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 63°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Lexington.
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Lexington — 3 nights

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jacobson Park as well as Thoroughbred Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Unique Horse Farm Tours and Mill Ridge Farm. There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lexington trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Frankfort to Lexington by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June in Lexington, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night.
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