32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 9 nights
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Louisville
— 7 nights
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Rapid City
— 8 nights
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Helena
— 5 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, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans journey maker app.

Paris, France to New Orleans is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Paris in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

7
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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Georgetown (Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm & Bourbon 30 Spirits Distillery), Lexington (Bluegrass Distillers, Living Arts & Science Center, &more) and Frankfort (Castle & Key Distillery & Juniper Hill Park and Golf Course). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, have fun at Churchill Downs, and experience rural life at Sun Valley Farm.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Louisville trip planning tool.

You can fly from New Orleans to Louisville in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Louisville are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are slightly colder (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Boone Creek Outdoors ©
Boone Creek Outdoors

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Devils Tower (Devils Tower National Monument & Tower Trail), Badlands National Park (Big Badlands Overlook, Notch Trail, &more) and Delta-09 Missile Silo (in Wall). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, explore and take pictures at Needles Highway, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and hike along Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapid City road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Louisville to Rapid City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Louisville to Rapid City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Louisville in May, with highs in Rapid City at 21°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time 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), Norris Hot Springs (in Norris) and Philipsburg (Philipsburg Treasures and Gift, Winninghoff Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Montana Fishing Outfitters, contemplate the waterfront views at Missouri River, get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, and shop like a local with Archie Bray Foundation.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helena online attractions planner.

Fly from Rapid City to Helena in 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 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helena

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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