22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 6 nights
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Louisville
— 5 nights
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Rapid City
— 5 nights
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Helena
— 3 nights

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, surround yourself with nature on Happiness Bayou Tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans route planner.

Paris, France to New Orleans is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Paris to New Orleans. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

5
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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Venture out of the city with trips to Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm (in Georgetown), Cincinnati (St. Peter in Chains Cathedral & Lucky Cat Museum) and Riverside Food Tours (in Covington). The adventure continues: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, relax in the rural setting at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Louisville travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Louisville takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Louisville. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Louisville: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Sun Valley Farm ©
Sun Valley Farm

5
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Rapid City

Rapid City ©

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Devils Tower (Devils Tower National Monument & Tower Trail), Badlands National Park (Yellow Mounds Overlook, Badlands Wall, &more) and Custer (Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, Sylvan Lake, &more). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, look for gifts at Tinder Box Gourmet Popcorn, get a taste of the local shopping with Suzie Cappa Art Center, and admire all the interesting features of Needles Highway.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rapid City tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Louisville to Rapid City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Rapid City is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Louisville in May, things will get a bit cooler in Rapid City: highs are around 21°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helena.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Helena: Madison River (in Yellowstone National Park), Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens (in Butte) and Willies Distillery (in Ennis). The adventure continues: see what you can catch with Montana Fishing Outfitters, get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, wander the wide-open spaces of Last Chance Ranch, and take in nature's colorful creations at Tizer Botanical Gardens & Arboretum.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Helena trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Helena takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Helena, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helena

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Madison River ©
Madison River
Montana Fishing Outfitters ©
Montana Fishing Outfitters
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena

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