4 days in Evansville, Mammoth Cave National Park & Louisville Itinerary

4 days in Evansville, Mammoth Cave National Park & Louisville Itinerary

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4 days in Evansville, Mammoth Cave National Park & Louisville Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Evansville
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Indianapolis

1
day
Evansville

Evansville ©
Evansville is a city in and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Dream Car Museum and then head outdoors with Evansville Icemen.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Evansville online attractions planner .

Indianapolis to Evansville is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Evansville

Outdoors Museums
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Evansville Icemen ©
Evansville Icemen
Dream Car Museum ©
Dream Car Museum

1
night
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): hike along Tall Man's Misery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park.

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You can drive from Evansville to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, try to win big at Churchill Downs, and then steep yourself in history at Louisville Mega Cavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Louisville online attractions planner .

Getting from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Louisville

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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Room Escape Games
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

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