13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Sandestin
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Newark


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3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Shady Beach. Visit Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and St. Charles Historic District for their historical value. Explore Saint Louis' surroundings by going to Stone Hill Winery (in Hermann) and Pinckney Bend Distillery (in New Haven). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, steep yourself in history at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse, and admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip planner.

Newark to Saint Louis is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pinckney Bend Distillery, Shady Beach, Zipline, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Stone Hill Winery
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Zipline
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©

4
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Get some historical perspective at Mission San Jose and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site and Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Fredericksburg (Willow City Loop, National Museum of the Pacific War, & more) and Longhorn Cavern State Park (in Burnet). The adventure continues: trek along The San Antonio River Walk and contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Saint Louis to San Antonio by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint Louis in May; daily highs in San Antonio reach 87°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Lake Lawn Metairie. Get some historical perspective at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Immaculate Conception Church. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Garden District, stop by Faulkner House Books, get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Antonio in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sandestin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church

1
night
Sandestin

Sandestin ©
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a 2400acre destination resort in Miramar Beach, Florida, United States, on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Sands Beach, admire the majestic nature at Henderson Beach State Park, and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Zone 60, Destin. On the next day, take a leisurely stroll along Village of Baytowne Wharf, then don't miss a visit to Destin Harbor Boardwalk, and then explore the activities along Destin Harbor.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sandestin holiday planning app .

Drive from New Orleans to Sandestin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect nights in Sandestin to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sandestin

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Destin
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Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Destin Harbor ©
Destin Harbor
The Village of Baytowne Wharf ©
The Village of Baytowne Wharf

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