26 days in Saint Louis & New Orleans Itinerary

26 days in Saint Louis & New Orleans Itinerary

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26 days in Saint Louis & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Saint Louis
— 11 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
New Orleans
— 12 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

11
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sachs Butterfly House and Saint Louis Science Center. Get outdoors at Zipline and Elephant Rocks State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Louis: Sugar Creek Covered Bridge (in Glenarm), Hermann (Stone Hill Winery, Tin Mill Brewing Company, & more) and Springfield (Old State Capitol, Dana-Thomas House, & more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District, have fun and explore at The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Meramec Caverns, and immerse yourself in nature at Johnson's Shut-ins State Park.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saint Louis trip maker site .

Melbourne, Australia to Saint Louis is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Saint Louis is minus 16 hours. October in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Springfield, Hermann, Saint Charles, Sachs Butterfly House, Sugar Creek Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
St. Charles Historic District ©
St. Charles Historic District
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©

12
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lake End Park and Biloxi Beach. Visit Garden District and The Myrtles Plantation for their historical value. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Whitney Plantation (in Wallace), Baton Rouge (Capitol Park Museum, Louisiana's Old State Capitol, & more) and St. Francisville United Methodist Church (in Saint Francisville). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Augustine Church, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint Louis in November, expect nights in New Orleans to be much hotter, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Saint Francisville, Destrehan Plantation, Ponchatoula Country Market, Biloxi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Kayaking & Canoeing

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