18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Denver
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Orlando

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 11th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, see the interesting displays at Campbell House Museum, examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Blues Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, contemplate the long history of Jefferson Barracks Historic Park, then take an in-depth tour of Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum, then see the interesting displays at Myseum, and finally examine the collection at City Museum.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis day trip planning website .

Orlando to Saint Louis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saint Louis when traveling from Orlando in June, with lows around 67°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Denver.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Myseum ©
Myseum

5
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get some cultural insight at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Popular historic sites such as Dinosaur Ridge and Byers-Evans House are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Golden (Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum & Golden History Museum & Park), Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Alberta Falls) and Avery Brewing Company (in Boulder). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Denver visit planner .

Getting from Saint Louis to Denver by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Denver is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Denver when traveling from Saint Louis in June, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Golden, Estes Park, Avery Brewing Company, Dinosaur Ridge
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and North Kaibab Trail. Get some cultural insight at Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum. Step out of Grand Canyon National Park to go to Marble Canyon and see Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: trek along South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, snap pictures at Navajo Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Denver in June since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National WWII Museum and USS Kidd. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Garden District and Immaculate Conception Church. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace), Louisiana's Old State Capitol (in Baton Rouge) and Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard). There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, steep yourself in history at St. Joseph Plantation, and identify plant and animal life at Global Wildlife Center.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Whitney Plantation, Global Wildlife Center, Evergreen Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Kayaking & Canoeing

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