10 days in Saint Louis, New Orleans & Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

10 days in Saint Louis, New Orleans & Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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10 days in Saint Louis, New Orleans & Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

Start: Medford
Drive:  8​h
1
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 5 nights
drive:  7​h
End: Medford

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Gateway Arch as well as Grant's Farm. On the 19th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Grant's Farm, get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District, then admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally examine the collection at City Museum. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, and then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip planner.

Medford to Saint Louis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Medford in July: high temperatures in Saint Louis hover around 89°F and lows are around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Charles Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, wander the streets of Royal Street, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, then make a trip to French Quarter, and finally wander the streets of Garden District.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans travel planner.

Fly from Saint Louis to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saint Louis in July: highs in New Orleans hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

5
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Galveston Pocket Park 2, El Jardin Del Mar and BayWatch Dolphin Tours. Kids will enjoy Stewart Beach and Murdochs. Get some historical perspective at The Seawall and The Strand.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Galveston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from New Orleans to Galveston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Galveston, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 80°F. On the 28th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Stewart Beach ©
Stewart Beach
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
The Strand ©
The Strand

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