16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Let the collections at Tellus Science Museum and Swan House capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Booth Western Art Museum and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Amicalola Falls State Park (in Dawsonville) and Little White House (in Warm Springs). There's still lots to do: walk around Centennial Olympic Park.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta road trip planner.

Orlando to Atlanta is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Charles Historic District, examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, steep yourself in history at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, then admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Missouri Civil War Museum, have fun and explore at The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis route planner.

You can fly from Atlanta to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Saint Louis. June in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Prismatic Spring and Upper Geyser Basin. Step out of the city life by going to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Firehole Canyon Drive. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

Getting from Saint Louis to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, taxi, and car. Traveling from Saint Louis to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Saint Louis in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 66°F and lows at 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Explore hidden gems such as Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Mather Point. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, and take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Escape My Room New Orleans. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ultimate Swamp Adventures. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Whitney Plantation in Wallace, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans takes 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in New Orleans, with lows of 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.