Kentucky-Tennessee-North Carolina road trip
April 18, 2014 11:25 AM Subscribe
We're planning about a week long road trip from Louisville to Mammoth Cave, south towards Nashville, east towards Great Smokies and ending up in Asheville NC. Looking for your suggestions for places to eat, places to stay, things to do along the way.
posted by sararah to Travel & Transportation around Kentucky (17 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
We're planning this trip for late May.
I've already got a partial itinerary in my brain, but I need your help filling in the details. We've never been to any of the states mentioned (other than flying through NC), so I'm looking for suggestions from locals and people who have traveled this area more extensively. Restaurants, attractions, day hikes - you name it.
Possible stops along the way (Mammoth and Asheville are the main reasons for the trip):
Louisville - bourbon trail - what's your favorite distillery tour, anything else?
Mammoth Cave Nat'l Park - possibly camping, other things in the area? Day hikes?
Nashville - no ideas here, and it's just a tentative stopping point. We're not big country music fans, but we do enjoy cool, historic cities.
Oak Ridge/Knoxville - had thought about touring the atomic site, but it doesn't look like those tours start until June (insert scientist sadface)
Great Smoky Mountain Nat'l Park - possibly camping again, maybe a day hike
Asheville - visiting a friend here, so she will probably show us around...but we're always open to suggestions. Biltmore grounds look really cool.