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Kansas City (Kansas) to Louisville drive

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  Kansas City (Kansas)
 Columbia (Missouri)
 St. Louis
 Nashville (Illinois)
 Evansville
 Jasper (Indiana)
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Kansas City (Kansas) to Louisville road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Kansas City (Kansas) 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 Kansas City (Kansas) and Louisville. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Kansas City (Kansas) and Louisville. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Kansas City (Kansas)
drive for about 2 hours

12:59 pm  Columbia (Missouri)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:59 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:52 pm  St. Louis
stay overnight at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
drive for about 59 minutes

10:59 am  Nashville (Illinois)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:59 am
drive for about 2 hours

2:06 pm  Evansville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:06 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:16 pm  Jasper (Indiana)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:16 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:43 pm  arrive in Louisville
eat at Seviche, A Latin Restaurant
stay at 21C Museum Hotel

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Kansas City (Kansas) to Louisville questions

profile  Cynthia asked:
What is the mileage?  (0 answers)


Where should I stop along the way?

Columbia (Missouri)  (7 answers)
    questions about Columbia (Missouri):
        Cat friendly hotel

St. Louis  (89 answers)
    Forest Park  (10 mentions)
    St. Louis Zoo  (6 mentions)
    City Museum  (5 mentions)
    Gateway Arch  (4 mentions)
    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around St. Louis:
        Pappy's Smokehouse
        Ted Drewes
        Iron Barley Eating Establishment
        Pastaria
        Companion
    hotels around St. Louis:
        Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
        The Lemp Mansion
    questions about St. Louis:
        What's the best neighborhood in St. Louis for a first time visitor?
        Good St. Louis dines?
        Great lunch places in St Louis
        Good family vacation within 10 hours of St. Louis (not Branson)?
        Where are the best places to stay in St. Louis?

Nashville (Illinois)
    questions about Nashville (Illinois):
        what hotels there

Evansville  (2 answers)
    questions about Evansville:
        What are the hip restaurants in Evansville, IN?

Jasper (Indiana)


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 Kansas City (Kansas) drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Kansas City (Kansas) to Louisville. Or get a full Kansas City (Kansas) 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 Kansas City (Kansas) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Kansas City (Kansas)!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 511 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 30 minutes
Louisville is 1 hour ahead of Kansas City (Kansas)
27 Kansas City (Kansas) travel answers
7 Columbia (Missouri) travel answers
89 St. Louis travel answers
1 Nashville (Illinois) travel answer
2 Evansville travel answers
1 Jasper (Indiana) travel answer
47 Louisville travel answers





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