8 days in Detroit, Nashville & Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Detroit, Nashville & Kentucky Itinerary

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Detroit
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Detroit — 1 night

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts and then appreciate the history behind Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Detroit trip itinerary app.

Glasgow, UK to Detroit is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Glasgow to Detroit, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Glasgow in June; daily highs in Detroit reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Nashville.
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Nashville — 3 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nashville day trip planning website.

Getting from Detroit to Nashville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Nashville. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in June; daily highs in Nashville reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): hike along Cedar Sink Trail, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and then stroll through Fat Man's Misery.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park trip planner.

Getting from Nashville to Mammoth Cave National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Louisville.
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Louisville — 2 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and then sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip planner.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Kentucky travel guide

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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.
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