4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

4 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip planner

Make it your trip
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 day
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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park

— 1 day
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): Head underground at Mammoth Cave, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tall Man's Misery, and then trek along Fat Man's Misery.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park day trip website.

Champaign to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Mammoth Cave National Park can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Louisville

— 3 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisville: Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Jim Beam American Stillhouse (in Clermont). There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Angel's Envy Distillery, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Louisville road trip tool.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 hours. Another option is to 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. August in Louisville sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.