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New York City to Louisville drive

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New York City to Louisville road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from New York City to Louisville. If you're planning a road trip to Louisville, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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Day 1, 10:00 am:  start in New York City
drive for about 1 hour

Day 1, 11:09 am:  Frenchtown
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:09 pm
drive for about 2 hours

Day 1, 2:13 pm:  Harrisburg
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:13 pm
drive for about 3 hours

Day 1, 6:09 pm:  Fallingwater
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am


Day 2, 11:00 am:  leave from Fallingwater
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 2, 12:29 pm:  Wheeling
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am


Day 3, 8:00 am:  leave from Wheeling
drive for about 34.5 hours

Day 3, 6:36 pm (next morning):  The Rock Café
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am


Day 4, 8:00 am:  leave from The Rock Café
drive for about 36 hours

Day 4, 8:01 pm (next morning):  Columbus
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am


Day 5, 11:00 am:  leave from Columbus
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 5, 12:32 pm:  Cincinnati
eat at Rhinegeist Brewery
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:32 pm
drive for about 2 hours

Day 5, 3:18 pm:  arrive in Louisville
stay at 21C Museum Hotel


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is New York, New York.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.




How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.




Where should I stop along the way?

Frenchtown
Harrisburg  (13 answers)
    questions about Harrisburg:
        What are the 5 best sights to see in Harrisburg PA
Fallingwater  (7 mentions)
Wheeling
The Rock Café
Columbus  (22 answers)
    The Short North  (3 mentions)
    Wolf's Ridge Brewing  (2 mentions)
    Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse  (2 mentions)
    North Market  (2 mentions)
    Columbus Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Columbus:
        Late Night Slice
        Northstar Café
        Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
        The Thurman Cafe
        Lavash Cafe
    questions about Columbus:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?
        Where should we eat in Columbus?
        What to see and eat in Short North with just a day?
        What's the best neighborhood in Columbus for a first time visitor?
        Traveling thru Columbus Ohio on I -71 need a motel near by.
Cincinnati  (23 answers)
    Washington Park  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Cincinnati:
        Rhinegeist Brewery
        Skyline Chili
        Nada
        The Eagle
        Senate
    questions about Cincinnati:
        The best of Cincinnati?
        Top dining spots in Cincinnati!?
        Best free things to do in Cincinnati?
        Running near Eden Park?




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Louisville, Kentucky.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.




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!

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

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

 Ray Ziganto from asked:
Want to spend our money on Bourbon, not hotels  (4 answers)

 Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Louisville for a first time visitor?  (3 answers)

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

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 New York City 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 New York City to Louisville. Or get a full New York City 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 New York City well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about New York City!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 736 miles
driving time of 11 hours, 16 minutes
Louisville is the same time as New York City
574 New York City travel answers
1 Frenchtown travel answer
13 Harrisburg travel answers
22 Columbus travel answers
23 Cincinnati travel answers
35 Louisville travel answers





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