11 days in Louisville & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

11 days in Louisville & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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1
Louisville
— 7 nights
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights

7
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Mammoth Cave National Park (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Mammoth Cave), Holiday World & Splashin' Safari (in Santa Claus) and Onyx Cave (in Cave City). There's much more to do: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville tour itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Louisville. In July, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Louisville

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Ark Encounter, Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Artisan Distillery, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari ©
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern

2
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Falls Parking, admire all the interesting features of Rich Mountain Road, and trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park online road trip planner.

Fly from Louisville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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