8 days in Nashville & Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Nashville & Kentucky Itinerary

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Fly
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Louisville
— 1 night
Drive
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Slade
— 1 night
Drive to Blue Grass Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Attractions like Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Grand Ole Opry make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nashville trip maker site.

New York City to Nashville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Grand Ole Opry ©
Theater
Grand Ole Opry
4.6
Downtown Nashville ©
Neighborhood
Downtown Nashville
4.2

3
nights
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Bring the kids along to Mammoth Cave and Tall Man's Misery. There's lots more to do: stroll through Fat Man's Misery, get to know the resident critters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, explore the activities along Green River, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Planning Mammoth Cave National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Mammoth Cave National Park, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Mammoth Cave ©
World heritage site
Mammoth Cave
4.5
Fat Man's Misery ©
Hiking Trail
Fat Man's Misery
4.6
Tall Man's Misery ©
Hiking Trail
Tall Man's Misery
4.2

1
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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, and finally look for gifts at Art Eatables.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip planner.

Getting from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Slade.

Things to do in Louisville

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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Slade

Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): walk around Natural Bridge State Resort Park, then trek along Rock Bridge Trail #207, then hike along Auxier Ridge Trail #204, and finally get to know the resident critters at Kentucky Reptile Zoo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Slade day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Slade takes 2 hours. Traveling from Louisville in August, Slade is slightly colder at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Slade

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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