4 days in Kentucky & Tennessee Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky & Tennessee Itinerary

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4 days in Kentucky & Tennessee Itinerary

Nashville
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Nashville

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Cave National Park trip itinerary app .

Nashville to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Mammoth Cave National Park are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Onyx Cave
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Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park
Onyx Cave ©
Onyx Cave

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte and then make a splash at Dollywood.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Gatlinburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

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