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Dayton to Louisville drive

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 Williamstown (Kentucky)
 Warsaw (Kentucky)
 La Grange (Kentucky)
 Basa Restaurant
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Dayton to Louisville road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Dayton to Louisville. If you're planning a road trip to Louisville, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Dayton and Louisville. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Dayton and Louisville. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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9:00 am  start in Dayton
drive for about 36 minutes

9:36 am  Mason
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:36 am
drive for about 33 minutes

11:09 am  Over-The-Rhine
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:09 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

12:58 pm  Williamstown (Kentucky)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:58 pm
drive for about 34 minutes

2:32 pm  Warsaw (Kentucky)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:32 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

4:25 pm  La Grange (Kentucky)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:25 pm
drive for about 33 minutes

5:58 pm  eat at Basa Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:58 pm
drive for about 6 minutes

7:04 pm  arrive in Louisville
eat at Seviche, A Latin Restaurant
stay at 21C Museum Hotel

driving ≈ 4 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

    restaurants around Mason:
        Montgomery Inn-Ribs King
    questions about Mason:

Over-The-Rhine  (5 mentions)

Williamstown (Kentucky)  (4 answers)

Warsaw (Kentucky)

La Grange (Kentucky)

Basa Restaurant  (3 mentions)

Where's the best place to stay in Louisville?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Louisville.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out 21C Museum Hotel, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Brown Hotel  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Louisville? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Louisville?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Seviche, A Latin Restaurant, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Basa Restaurant  (3 mentions)
Milkwood Restaurant  (2 mentions)
Jeff Ruby's Louisville  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Louisville? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Louisville?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Churchill Downs  (2 mentions)
Muhammad Ali Center  (2 mentions)
Fourth Street Live!  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Louisville. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Louisville?  (9 answers)

profile  Nicole from asked:
Any cool things to do/places to eat in Louisville?  (6 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Louisville for a first time visitor?  (5 answers)

profile  Sasha from Houston asked:
Hotels to stay at during the Kentucky Derby?  (2 answers)

profile  Angi from Logansport, Indiana asked:
Has anyone been to Butchertown Market?  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Louisville.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Louisville to Dayton drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Dayton? Try searching for places within 2.5 hours of Dayton.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Dayton to Louisville. Or get a full Dayton to Louisville flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Dayton well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Dayton!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 153 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 29 minutes
4 Dayton travel answers
1 Mason travel answer
4 Williamstown (Kentucky) travel answers
47 Louisville travel answers


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