8 days in Chattanooga & Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Chattanooga & Kentucky Itinerary

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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 4 nights
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Middlesboro
— 2 nights

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga trip tool.

Gainesville to Chattanooga is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Gainesville in December, with highs in Chattanooga at 56°F and lows at 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
You've added National Corvette Museum, Lost River Cave, Bell's Tavern, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Mammoth Cave and Tall Man's Misery. There's more to do: hike along Fat Man's Misery and contemplate the waterfront views at Green River.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Cave National Park online road trip planner.

Getting from Chattanooga to Mammoth Cave National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Mammoth Cave National Park. In December, Mammoth Cave National Park is slightly colder than Chattanooga - with highs of 49°F and lows of 32°F. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Middlesboro.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery

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Middlesboro

Middlesboro ©
Middlesboro is a home rule-class city in Bell County, Kentucky, United States. You've now added Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Middlesboro trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Middlesboro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 32°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Middlesboro

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park ©
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum ©
Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum

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