24 days in Cave City, Mammoth Cave National Park & Lost River Itinerary

24 days in Cave City, Mammoth Cave National Park & Lost River Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner
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Cave City
— 11 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 5 nights
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Lost River
— 7 nights
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Cave City — 11 nights

Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
Kids will enjoy Dinosaur World and Kentucky Action Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cave City: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (in Harrodsburg), Kentucky September 11th Memorial (in Radcliff) and The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, Head underground at Onyx Cave, get to know the resident critters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, and look for gifts at Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop.

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New York City to Cave City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Cave City due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Cave City are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.
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Mammoth Cave National Park — 5 nights

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Bring the kids along to Mammoth Cave and Fat Man's Misery. Get out of town with these interesting Mammoth Cave National Park side-trips: Rough River State Park (in Falls of Rough), Moutardier Resort & Marina (in Leitchfield) and Nolin Lake State Park (in Mammoth Cave). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Green River, contemplate the long history of Bill Monroe's Home Place, hike along Tall Man's Misery, and Head underground at Sand Cave.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park trip planner.

Mammoth Cave National Park is just a short distance from Cave City. July in Mammoth Cave National Park sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F at night. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lost River.
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Lost River — 7 nights

Attractions like Bryce Resort and Lake Laura make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Lost River: Smoke Hole Caverns (in Seneca Rocks), Top Kick's Military Museum (in Petersburg) and Paugh's Orchard (in Quicksburg).

For photos and tourist information, go to the Lost River road trip app.

Drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Lost River in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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