8 days in Kentucky, Grand Canyon National Park & Montana Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky, Grand Canyon National Park & Montana Itinerary

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Start: Louisville
1
Louisville
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  12 h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  12 h 15 min
4
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Louisville

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day
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, thensample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, thenHead underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and finally try your luck at Churchill Downs.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Louisville trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Louisville. In August in Louisville, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Louisville

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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Cave National Park tour website.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Mammoth Cave National Park are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, thentake in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then stroll through Rim Trail.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Grand Canyon National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by bus from Mammoth Cave National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park in August, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 80°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 3rd (Thu), admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, thentake some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, thentake a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along McDonald Creek and then explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Glacier National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 40°F at night. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass

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