5 days in Ohio & Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Ohio & Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Columbus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cincinnati
— 1 night
Drive
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Louisville
— 1 night
Drive
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Columbus
— 1 day

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Columbus

— 2 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Easton Town Center as well as Schmidt's Fudge Haus.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip maker tool.

Long Beach to Columbus is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Long Beach to Columbus, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Columbus

Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Cincinnati

— 1 night

The Queen of the West

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kentucky Bourbon Trail as well as Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, then go sightseeing with Trolley de 'Ville's Louisville Fun Tours & Charters, then go sightseeing with City Taste Tours, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati online day trip planner.

You can drive from Columbus to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cincinnati are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Louisville journey planning website.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cincinnati in June since evenings lows in Louisville dip to 67°F. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to Columbus.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Columbus

— 1 day

The Discovery City

You've added Scioto Mile, Topiary Garden, COSI (Center of Science and Industry), and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Topiary Garden, walk around Scioto Mile, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, then engage your brain at COSI (Center of Science and Industry), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at North Market Farmer's Market.

Before you visit Columbus, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Louisville to Columbus in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Ohio travel guide

4.2
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.

Kentucky travel guide

4.6
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.