5 days in Mammoth Cave National Park & Louisville Itinerary

5 days in Mammoth Cave National Park & Louisville Itinerary

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5 days in Mammoth Cave National Park & Louisville Itinerary

Start: Mammoth Cave National Park
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Mammoth Cave National Park

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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 29th (Sat): trek along Fat Man's Misery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tall Man's Misery, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Cedar Sink Trail and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Cave National Park online road trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Mammoth Cave National Park. In June in Mammoth Cave National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge and then admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Louisville holiday maker .

Drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville. June in Louisville sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F at night. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kentucky Horse Park, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©

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