12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
2
Louisville
— 3 nights
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
4
Pisgah Forest
— 3 nights

2
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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.
On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail, explore the activities along Echo River, and then hike along Tall Man's Misery.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mammoth Cave National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Flint to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Flint in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mammoth Cave National Park, with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Diamond Caverns
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Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns

3
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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get some historical perspective at Cave Hill Cemetery and Historic Locust Grove. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and 21c Museum Hotel. Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Bardstown (Willett Distilling Company, Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Frazier History Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Angel's Envy Distillery, and take a stroll through Frankfort Ave.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Louisville tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Louisville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bardstown
Highlights from your plan
Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum ©
Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum
Cave Hill Cemetery ©
Cave Hill Cemetery

3
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.
Get outdoors at Roaring Fork and Mount LeConte. Step off the beaten path and head to Grotto Falls Parking and Porters Creek Trail. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Newfound Gap Road, appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, and stroll through Kephart Prong Trail.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip planning app.

You can fly from Louisville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pisgah Forest.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

3
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Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest ©
Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. Explore hidden gems such as DuPont State Recreational Forest and Caesars Head State Park. Get outdoors at Sliding Rock and Jones Gap State Park. Step out of Pisgah Forest with an excursion to Bald Rock Heritage Preserve in Cleveland--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cradle of Forestry, trek along Devil's Courthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moore Cove Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Looking Glass Rock.

Discover how to plan a Pisgah Forest trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Pisgah Forest. July in Pisgah Forest sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cleveland, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Jones Gap State Park
Highlights from your plan
Jones Gap State Park ©
Jones Gap State Park
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Sliding Rock ©
Sliding Rock

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