9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Garyville
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Los Angeles

1
day
Garyville

Garyville ©
Garyville is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Evergreen Plantation, examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, then contemplate the long history of St. Joseph Plantation, and finally admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Garyville vacation planning website .

Los Angeles to Garyville is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Garyville is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Garyville

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vacherie, Evergreen Plantation, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Evergreen Plantation ©
Evergreen Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

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.
The National WWII Museum and St. Louis Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Kayaking & Canoeing. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and make a trip to French Quarter.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans travel planning tool .

You can drive from Garyville to New Orleans in an hour. Traveling from Garyville in September, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (83°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the galleries of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and finally admire the majestic nature at Hampson Museum State Park. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Parkin Archeological State Park, take an in-depth tour of Sultana Disaster Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, and finally contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis holiday planner.

Drive from New Orleans to Memphis in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in September, Memphis is little chillier at night with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Parkin Archeological State Park, Hampson Archeological Museum State Park, Sultana Disaster Museum
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 27th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House, then don't miss a visit to The Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park, then get curious at Myseum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Transportation, steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site, see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, then examine the collection at National Blues Museum, and finally examine the collection at City Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Memphis to Saint Louis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in September, plan for little chillier nights in Saint Louis, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Sachs Butterfly House, The Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The National Museum of Transportation ©

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