8 days in Kentucky & Dayton Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky & Dayton Itinerary

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8 days in Kentucky & Dayton Itinerary

Start: Arkadelphia
Drive:  8​h
1
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fort Knox
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Elizabethtown
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Williamstown
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Dayton
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
End: Arkadelphia

2
nights
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Mammoth Cave National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Arkadelphia to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mammoth Cave National Park when traveling from Arkadelphia in June, with lows around 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Fort Knox.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery

few
hours
Fort Knox

Fort Knox ©
On the 8th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fort Knox online visit planner .

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Fort Knox in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In June in Fort Knox, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Elizabethtown.

Things to do in Fort Knox

Museums
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General George Patton Museum ©
General George Patton Museum

2
nights
Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown ©
Elizabethtown is a home rule-class city and the county seat of Hardin County, Kentucky, in the United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek as well as Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): examine the collection at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Elizabethtown tour builder site .

Elizabethtown is very close to Fort Knox. In June in Elizabethtown, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Williamstown.

Things to do in Elizabethtown

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Hodgenville
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few
hours
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Williamstown trip planner .

Drive from Elizabethtown to Williamstown in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dayton.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter

3
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Dayton is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, outdoors, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dayton sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Williamstown to Dayton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums
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National Museum of the US Air Force ©

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