10 days in Kentucky, Gatlinburg & Nashville Itinerary

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Mammoth Cave National Park
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Gatlinburg
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Nashville
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Mammoth Cave National Park — 2 nights

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo and then stroll through Tall Man's Misery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): Head underground at Mammoth Cave and then hike along Fat Man's Misery.

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Maple Park to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Maple Park in November: high temperatures in Mammoth Cave National Park hover around 57°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.
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Gatlinburg — 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Pack the 29th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

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Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Gatlinburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. November in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nashville.
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Nashville — 4 nights

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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery.

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Drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Nashville are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Sun).
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Kentucky travel guide

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Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.
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