8 days in Milwaukee, Kentucky & Gatlinburg Itinerary

8 days in Milwaukee, Kentucky & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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Milwaukee
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
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Milwaukee

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Milwaukee trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Milwaukee. August in Milwaukee sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 14th (Sun), you're off to Mammoth Cave National Park.
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Mammoth Cave National Park — 1 night

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Cave National Park attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Milwaukee to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Milwaukee in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Mammoth Cave National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. You'll set off for Gatlinburg on the 15th (Mon).
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Gatlinburg — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, try out the rides at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and cool off at Dollywood.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Gatlinburg in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In August in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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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