8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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8 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Bardstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Georgetown
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Charlotte


2
nights
Bardstown

Bardstown ©
Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Limestone Branch Distillery and then steep yourself in history at Old Fort Harrod State Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at My Old Kentucky Home, steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Abbey of Gethsemani.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bardstown online travel route planner .

Charlotte to Bardstown is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Bardstown are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Bardstown

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Fort Harrod State Park, The Abbey of Gethsemani, Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), Limestone Branch Distillery
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My Old Kentucky Home ©
My Old Kentucky Home
The Abbey of Gethsemani ©
The Abbey of Gethsemani
Old Fort Harrod State Park ©
Old Fort Harrod State Park

3
nights
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Explore hidden gems such as Fat Man's Misery and Chaney's Dairy Barn. Escape the urban bustle at Cub Run Cave and Diamond Caverns. Step out of Mammoth Cave National Park to go to Bowling Green and see Beech Bend Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave and see the interesting displays at Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park road trip planning website .

You can drive from Bardstown to Mammoth Cave National Park in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bardstown to Mammoth Cave National Park due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Mammoth Cave National Park can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Georgetown.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bowling Green, Cub Run Cave, Diamond Caverns, Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum, Onyx Cave
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Onyx Cave ©
Onyx Cave
Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns
Chaney's Dairy Barn ©
Chaney's Dairy Barn

2
nights
Georgetown

Georgetown ©
Georgetown is a home rule-class city in Scott County, Kentucky, in the United States. Step out of the city life by going to Salato Wildlife Education Center and Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure and Claiborne Farm. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at The Lexington Cemetery and experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Georgetown online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Georgetown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Georgetown. June in Georgetown sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Georgetown

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lexington, Claiborne Farm, Salato Wildlife Education Center, Southeast Mountain Guides
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Claiborne Farm ©
Claiborne Farm
Southeast Mountain Guides ©
Southeast Mountain Guides
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary ©
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

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