9 days in Loretto & Mammoth Cave National Park Itinerary

9 days in Loretto & Mammoth Cave National Park Itinerary

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Loretto
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Loretto — 3 nights

Loretto is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Abbey of Gethsemani and The Lincoln Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jesters Winery & Cafe and Lincoln Homestead State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Springhill Winery (in Bloomfield) and Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and WineryHorseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery (in Willisburg). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Bluegrass Pkwy and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Limestone Branch Distillery.

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Durand to Loretto is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Durand to Loretto is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Loretto can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.
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Mammoth Cave National Park — 5 nights

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Visiting Cedar Sink Trail and Nolin Lake State Park will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Bill Monroe's Home Place and Bell's Tavern. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mammoth Cave National Park: Rough River State Park (in Falls of Rough) and Moutardier Resort & Marina (in Leitchfield). There's still lots to do: trek along Tall Man's Misery, explore the activities along Echo River, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and Head underground at Mammoth Cave Campground.

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Traveling by car from Loretto to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Loretto to Mammoth Cave National Park is minus 1 hour. July in Mammoth Cave National Park sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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