10 days in Saint Louis & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

10 days in Saint Louis & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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10 days in Saint Louis & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  9 h
End: New York City

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Let the collections at Rockcliffe Mansion and City Museum capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mark Twain Boyhood Home and John Colter Memorial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Louis: Hermann (Adam Puchta Winery & Stone Hill Winery), Meramec Caverns (in Stanton) and Pinckney Bend Distillery (in New Haven). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site and stroll through Saint Louis Zoo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip planner .

New York City to Saint Louis is an approximately 16.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New York City to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saint Louis when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hannibal, Hermann, New Haven, Meramec Caverns, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
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Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home
Pinckney Bend Distillery ©
Pinckney Bend Distillery

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Loop Road and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Escape the urban bustle at Midway Geyser Basin and Grand Prismatic Spring. Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint Louis in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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