13 days in Salem & Jennings Itinerary

13 days in Salem & Jennings Itinerary

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13 days in Salem & Jennings Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  7​h 15​min
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: New York City


Salem ©
Salem is the county seat of Dent County, Missouri, United States. Explore Salem's surroundings by going to Meramec Caverns (in Stanton), Onondaga Cave (in Leasburg) and Old Village Mercantile (in Caledonia). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Elephant Rocks State Park, explore the galleries of Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Big Spring Historic District, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Big Spring.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Salem trip planning site .

New York City to Salem is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Salem is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Salem can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Jennings.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint James, Van Buren, Meramec Caverns, Johnson's Shut-ins State Park, Old Village Mercantile
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Meramec Caverns ©
Meramec Caverns
Elephant Rocks State Park ©
Elephant Rocks State Park


Jennings ©
Jennings is a city in and the parish seat of Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, United States, near Lake Charles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jennings: City of Crowley (in Crowley), Kinder (Kids Quest and Cyber Quest at Coushatta Casino & Coushatta Casino Resort) and Palmetto Island State Park (in Abbeville). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Bayou Rum Distillery, look for all kinds of wild species at Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge, get engrossed in the history at Tupper Museum, and see the interesting displays at Cajun Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jennings day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salem to Jennings takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Salem in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Jennings, with lows around 73°F. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Jennings

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Eunice, Louisiana, Kinder, Palmetto Island State Park, Bayou Rum Distillery
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Chicot State Park ©
Chicot State Park
Coushatta Casino Resort ©
Coushatta Casino Resort
Prairie Acadian Cultural Center ©
Prairie Acadian Cultural Center