8 days in Nashville, Louisville & Cincinnati Itinerary

8 days in Nashville, Louisville & Cincinnati Itinerary

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8 days in Nashville, Louisville & Cincinnati Itinerary

Start: York
Drive:  11 h 15 min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Cincinnati
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
End: York

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then stroll through Centennial Park, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

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York to Nashville is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from York to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from York in September: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 85°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then identify plant and animal life at Jefferson Memorial Forest, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jim Beam American Stillhouse.

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Getting from Nashville to Louisville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Louisville due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Louisville are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Jefferson Memorial Forest
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Jim Beam American Stillhouse ©
Jim Beam American Stillhouse
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

2
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
On the 6th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Cincinnati Nature Center and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati itinerary planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in September, Cincinnati is slightly colder at night with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Balloon Rides, Cincinnati Nature Center
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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Cincinnati Nature Center ©
Cincinnati Nature Center
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption ©

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