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Louisville to Dayton drive

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Louisville to Dayton road trip planner

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

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10:00 am  start in Louisville
drive for about 43 minutes

10:43 am  Smithfield (Kentucky)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:43 am
drive for about 48 minutes

12:32 pm  Warsaw (Kentucky)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:32 pm
drive for about 40 minutes

2:12 pm  Williamstown (Kentucky)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:12 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

4:05 pm  Cincinnati
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:05 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

5:59 pm  arrive in Dayton

driving ≈ 4 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Smithfield (Kentucky)

Warsaw (Kentucky)

Williamstown (Kentucky)  (4 answers)

Cincinnati  (35 answers)
    Washington Park  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Cincinnati:
        Rhinegeist Brewery
        Skyline Chili
        The Eagle
    questions about Cincinnati:
        Best free things to do in Cincinnati?
        The best of Cincinnati?
        Top dining spots in Cincinnati!?
        Where is the best place to grab an early dinner in Cincinnati
        Running near Eden Park?

What are some things to do in Dayton?

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

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!

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

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 Dayton to Louisville drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

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

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

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


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