8 days in Nashville & Mammoth Cave National Park Itinerary

8 days in Nashville & Mammoth Cave National Park Itinerary

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Nashville
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Mammoth Cave National Park
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Carter House and Lotz House Museum. Bring the kids along to Radnor Lake State Park and Lane Motor Museum. Change things up with a short trip to McGavock Confederate Cemetery in Franklin (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and get engrossed in the history at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville visit planning app.

Ville Platte to Nashville is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ville Platte in November: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 62°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.
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Mammoth Cave National Park — 4 nights

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Escape the urban bustle at Fat Man's Misery and Mammoth Cave. Popular historic sites such as Bill Monroe's Home Place and Bell's Tavern are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Mammoth Cave National Park to Mammoth Cave to see Nolin Lake State Park about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Green River, Head underground at Sand Cave, and trek along Tall Man's Misery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park tour planning site.

Getting from Nashville to Mammoth Cave National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Nashville, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mammoth Cave National Park, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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