8 days in Saint Louis & Union Itinerary

8 days in Saint Louis & Union Itinerary

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8 days in Saint Louis & Union Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  4​h
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: New Orleans

Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Busch Stadium, Missouri Botanical Garden and The Gateway Arch. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Missouri Botanical Garden, see where the action happens at Busch Stadium, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo, then examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Grant's Farm, examine the collection at City Museum, then walk around Forest Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saint Louis online trip itinerary builder .

New Orleans to Saint Louis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Saint Louis when traveling from New Orleans in August, with lows around 66°F. On the 31st (Sat), you're off toUnion.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
City Museum ©
City Museum
Grant's Farm ©
Grant's Farm


Union ©
Union is a city in and the county seat of Franklin County, Missouri, United States. Attractions like Purina Farms and Shady Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Union: New Haven (John Colter Memorial, Pinckney Bend Distillery, & more), White Mule Winery (in Owensville) and Wenwood Farm Winery (in Bland). There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Al Foster Memorial Trail, learn about winemaking at Robller Vineyard, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Wildlife Center, and immerse yourself in nature at Washington State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Union route maker website .

You can drive from Saint Louis to Union in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Union are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Union

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

New Haven, Gray Summit, Washington State Park, Don Robinson State Park, Al Foster Memorial Trail
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Shaw Nature Reserve ©
Shaw Nature Reserve
Purina Farms ©
Purina Farms
Pinckney Bend Distillery ©
Pinckney Bend Distillery