8 days in Indianapolis, Louisville & Cincinnati Itinerary

8 days in Indianapolis, Louisville & Cincinnati Itinerary

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

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Indianapolis

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Circle City

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 White River Gardens as well as Garfield Park Conservatory & Sunken Garden. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garfield Park Conservatory & Sunken Garden. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Holliday Park and then take in nature's colorful creations at White River Gardens.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Indianapolis online attractions planner.

Chesterfield to Indianapolis is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chesterfield to Indianapolis due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Louisville.

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Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Louisville

Louisville ©

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Louisville Waterfront Park. On the 8th (Thu), walk around Louisville Waterfront Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, and then walk around The Parklands of Floyds Fork.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Louisville trip tool.

Getting from Indianapolis to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Louisville sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Nature
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Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Serpent Mound and Bicycle Museum of America. Get in touch with nature at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve and Glen Helen Nature Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Dayton (America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co., The Wright Cycle Company Complex, &more), John Rankin House (in Ripley) and Cincinnati Nature Center (in Milford). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum, admire the masterpieces at Taft Museum of Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverwalk, and look for gifts at Jungle Jim's Eastgate.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati visit planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 63°F in Cincinnati. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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