7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
1
Williamstown
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Cadiz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Horse Cave
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

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Williamstown

Williamstown ©
Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ark Encounter. On the 19th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Ark Encounter and then get engrossed in the history at Ark Encounter.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Williamstown sightseeing site .

Charlotte to Williamstown is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Charlotte in April, things will get a bit cooler in Williamstown: highs are around 66°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cadiz.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums
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Ark Encounter ©
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter ©
Ark Encounter

1
night
Cadiz

Cadiz ©
Cadiz is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Trigg County, Kentucky, United States. On the 20th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Woodlands Nature Station, then identify plant and animal life at The Elk and Bison Prairie, and then identify plant and animal life at Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cadiz trip planner .

You can drive from Williamstown to Cadiz in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Cadiz can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Cadiz

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Golden Pond
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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.
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sun), Head underground at Mammoth Cave National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally hike along Cedar Sink Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park road trip site .

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Mammoth Cave National Park are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
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Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo ©
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Hidden Hill.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Louisville trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Horse Cave.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Hidden Hill
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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

3
nights
Horse Cave

Horse Cave ©
Horse Cave is a home rule-class city in Hart County, Kentucky, United States. Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave Campground and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, then take an in-depth tour of The Lincoln Museum, then Head underground at Cub Run Cave, and finally browse the collection at The Book Store.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Horse Cave journey planner .

Drive from Louisville to Horse Cave in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Horse Cave is minus 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Horse Cave can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Horse Cave

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hodgenville, Cub Run Cave
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The Lincoln Museum ©
The Lincoln Museum
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo ©
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

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