11 days in Saint Louis, Louisville & Nashville Itinerary

11 days in Saint Louis, Louisville & Nashville Itinerary

Stacey Bailey

Make it your trip
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Saint Louis
— 4 nights
Drive
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Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis

— 4 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
You've added The Gateway Arch, Riverboats at the Gateway Arch, Pin-Up Bowl, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at City Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip planner.

Palm Springs to Saint Louis is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Palm Springs to Saint Louis is 2 hours. Traveling from Palm Springs in July, things will get slightly colder in Saint Louis: highs are around 89°F and lows about 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Louisville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Tours · Transportation · Parks

Side Trip

Louisville

— 3 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Louisville Waterfront Park, Cave Hill Cemetery, A Taste of Kentucky, and other attractions. There's more to do: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Louisville vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Louisville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. July in Louisville sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. You'll set off for Nashville on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Nashville

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nashville Zoo, Robert's Western World and Wildhorse Saloon. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of true West at Wildhorse Saloon and then get a taste of true West at Robert's Western World.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner.

Getting from Louisville to Nashville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Nashville are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. On the 25th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife