9 days in Petersburg, Williamstown & Mammoth Cave National Park Itinerary

9 days in Petersburg, Williamstown & Mammoth Cave National Park Itinerary

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Petersburg
— 2 nights
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Williamstown
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 4 nights
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Petersburg — 2 nights

Located on the site of an ancient Indian settlement, Petersburg is a small rural community.
On the 1st (Fri), get outside with England idlewild park. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dinsmore Homestead, and then get a new perspective on nature at Creation Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Petersburg road trip tool.

New York City to Petersburg is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. Traveling from New York City in July, Petersburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 66°F. You will leave for Williamstown on the 3rd (Sun).
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Williamstown — 2 nights

Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get outside with EarthJOY Tree Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: bet on your favorite at Kentucky Speedway and then explore the landscape on two wheels at General Butler State Resort Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamstown vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Petersburg to Williamstown in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Williamstown can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mammoth Cave and Echo River. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns, hike along Fat Man's Misery, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Williamstown to Mammoth Cave National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Williamstown to Mammoth Cave National Park due to the time zone difference. In July in Mammoth Cave National Park, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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