15 days in Saint Louis, Grand Canyon National Park & Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Saint Louis, Grand Canyon National Park & Tennessee Itinerary

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Drive
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Knoxville
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive

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Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Explore hidden gems such as Grant’s Farm and Citygarden. When in Saint Louis, make a side trip to see Meramec Caverns in Stanton, approximately Stanton away. The adventure continues: explore the engaging exhibits at The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum, stroll around Forest Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saint Louis itinerary builder tool.

Louisville to Saint Louis is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

6
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Discover out-of-the-way places like South Kaibab Trail and Hopi Point. There's still lots to do: get great views at Mather Point, take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park route planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Saint Louis to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Saint Louis in June, plan for colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Highlights from your trip
Grandview Point ©
Must see
Grandview Point
4.9
Rim Trail ©
Must see
Rim Trail
5.0

4
nights
Pigeon Forge

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Coaster at Goats on the Roof and Roaring Fork. Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Rockin' Raceway Arcade, look for gifts at The Old Mill Candy Kitchen, make a splash at Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park, and get the adrenaline pumping with Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Pigeon Forge takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June since evenings lows in Pigeon Forge dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Roaring Fork ©
Must see
Roaring Fork
4.8

1
night
Chattanooga

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge, then get a variety of perspectives on Chattanooga Ducks, and then Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Chattanooga takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Nature · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your trip
Chattanooga Ducks ©
Duck Tour
Chattanooga Ducks
4.7

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