3 days in Mammoth Cave National Park & Indianapolis Itinerary

3 days in Mammoth Cave National Park & Indianapolis Itinerary

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): hike along Tall Man's Misery, hike along Fat Man's Misery, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail, explore the activities along Green River, and then immerse yourself in nature at Nolin Lake State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park trip planner.

Chicago to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Indianapolis

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the activities along Sodalis Nature Park and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Hummel Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis online day trip planner.

Drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Indianapolis are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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