8 days in Indianapolis, Louisville & Cincinnati Itinerary

8 days in Indianapolis, Louisville & Cincinnati Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
3
Cincinnati
— 3 nights

2
nights
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fort Harrison State Park, White River Gardens and Garfield Park Conservatory & Sunken Garden. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Holliday Park and then get engrossed in the history at Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Harrison State Park and then examine the collection at Indiana Medical History Museum.

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Chesterfield to Indianapolis is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Chesterfield in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Indianapolis, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Louisville.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Holliday Park ©
Holliday Park
Indiana Medical History Museum ©
Indiana Medical History Museum
Fort Harrison State Park ©
Fort Harrison State Park

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mammoth Cave, Bernheim Arboretum & Forest and The Parklands of Floyds Fork. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Louisville sightseeing planner.

Getting from Indianapolis to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Louisville, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. On the 27th (Sat), you're off to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave, Bernheim Arboretum & Forest
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Bernheim Arboretum & Forest ©
Bernheim Arboretum & Forest
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern

3
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Loveland Castle, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and other attractions. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cincinnati: National Museum of the US Air Force (in Dayton) and Charleston Falls Preserve (in Tipp City).

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Cincinnati day trip planner.

Getting from Louisville to Cincinnati by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in July, Cincinnati is little chillier at night with lows of 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dayton, Cincinnati Nature Center, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, Charleston Falls Preserve, Loveland Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cox Arboretum MetroPark ©
Cox Arboretum MetroPark
Cincinnati Nature Center ©
Cincinnati Nature Center
Charleston Falls Preserve ©
Charleston Falls Preserve

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