8 days in Lexington, Gatlinburg & Cincinnati Itinerary

8 days in Lexington, Gatlinburg & Cincinnati Itinerary

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8 days in Lexington, Gatlinburg & Cincinnati Itinerary

Start: Portage
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Cincinnati
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
End: Portage

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.
On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lexington trip planner .

Portage to Lexington is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Portage in April, with highs in Lexington at 68°F and lows at 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Lexington

Nature Parks Museums
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Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You've now added Forbidden Caverns to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Dollywood. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Rowdy Bear Mountain.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip planner .

You can drive from Lexington to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 9th (Thu), you're off toCincinnati.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Dollywood, Forbidden Caverns
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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Rowdy Bear Mountain ©
Rowdy Bear Mountain

1
night
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cincinnati trip builder website .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Cincinnati in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Gatlinburg in April: high temperatures in Cincinnati hover around 66°F and lows are around 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Shopping
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Rookwood ©
Rookwood

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