16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Orlando

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Little White House and Centennial Olympic Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Amicalola Falls State Park and Swan House. Change things up with these side-trips from Atlanta: Cartersville (Tellus Science Museum & Booth Western Art Museum). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Atlanta trip itinerary planning tool .

Orlando to Atlanta is an approximately 3.5-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 your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cartersville, Amicalola Falls State Park, Little White House
Highlights from your plan
Little White House ©
Little White House
Booth Western Art Museum
Booth Western Art Museum
Amicalola Falls State Park ©
Amicalola Falls State Park

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Charles Historic District, see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, then contemplate the long history of 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Missouri Civil War Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis vacation planner.

You can fly from Atlanta to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

St. Charles Historic District, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
St. Charles Historic District ©
St. Charles Historic District
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Prismatic Spring and Artist Point. Take a break from the city and head to Upper Geyser Basin and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Next up on the itinerary: trek along North Rim Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Natural Bridge Trail, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Saint Louis in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 85°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ultimate Swamp Adventures. Appreciate the collections at The National WWII Museum and Whitney Plantation. Step out of New Orleans to go to Vacherie and see Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, New Orleans is much warmer at night with lows of 83°F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Whitney Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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