11 days in Saint Louis, Louisville & Nashville Itinerary

11 days in Saint Louis, Louisville & Nashville Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Saint Louis
— 4 nights
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Louisville
— 3 nights
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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 Ted Drew's Frozen Custard, Riverboats at the Gateway Arch, The Gateway Arch, and other attractions to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to City Museum and Gateway Arch National Park.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis route planner.

Palm Springs to Saint Louis is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Palm Springs to Saint Louis. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Palm Springs in July: high temperatures in Saint Louis hover around 89°F and lows are around 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Louisville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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 Gasthof Amish Village, A Taste of Kentucky, Haymarket Whiskey Bar, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of the Assumption and St. James Catholic Church. Kids will enjoy Louisville Mega Cavern and Mammoth Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Dinosaur World (in Cave City) and My Old Kentucky Home (in Bardstown). There's more to do: stroll the grounds of Zachary Taylor National Cemetery and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Louisville trip maker.

Getting from Saint Louis to Louisville by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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 Wildhorse Saloon as well as Robert's Western World. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, raise your glass at Wildhorse Saloon, and then get a taste of true West at Robert's Western World.

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Traveling by car from Louisville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Nashville is minus 1 hour. July in Nashville sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 70°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife · Museums