8 days in Cincinnati, Louisville & Missouri Itinerary

8 days in Cincinnati, Louisville & Missouri Itinerary

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8 days in Cincinnati, Louisville & Missouri Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7​h
1
Cincinnati
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Branson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): let the kids burn off some steam at George Rogers Clark Park, then try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino, then partake in some friendly competition at Houdini's Room Escape, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.

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San Francisco to Cincinnati is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Cincinnati, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cincinnati, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

George Rogers Clark Park
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Houdini's Room Escape ©
Houdini's Room Escape
JACK Cincinnati Casino ©
JACK Cincinnati Casino
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 9th (Thu), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, try to win big at Churchill Downs, and then examine the collection at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum.

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You can drive from Cincinnati to Louisville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Louisville, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, Kentucky Artisan Distillery
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Distillery Tours
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and then enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saint Louis holiday maker app .

You can drive from Louisville to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites
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The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

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Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Titanic Museum, get your game on at TNT Old Time Photo, and then make a splash at Silver Dollar City.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Branson itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Branson in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Branson sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
TNT Old Time Photo ©
TNT Old Time Photo

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nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Estate, then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and finally sample the fine beverages at Tom's Town Distilling Co.. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing, then have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope, then brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kansas City driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Branson to Kansas City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in Kansas City sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Independence
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Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Room Escape Games

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