5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kentucky trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Louisville
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamstown
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park

— 1 night
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): Head underground at Mammoth Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Green River, hike along Tall Man's Misery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fat Man's Misery.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park vacation planner.

Pagosa Springs to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Pagosa Springs in September, with highs in Mammoth Cave National Park at 81°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 18th (Sat), examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Williamstown.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Parks · Nature

Williamstown

— 2 nights
Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Your day by day itinerary now includes Stage Right Theatre Company. On the 19th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site and then take in a show at Stage Right Theatre Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with EarthJOY Tree Adventures and then examine the collection at Ark Encounter.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Williamstown online route builder.

Getting from Louisville to Williamstown by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Williamstown are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums · Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors

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.