9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Memphis International Airport, Fly to San Diego


Saint Louis — 2 nights

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Bring the kids along to The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum and The Gateway Arch. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Forest Park and Saint Louis Science Center. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Missouri Civil War Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and identify plant and animal life at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip itinerary website.

San Diego to Saint Louis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from San Diego in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saint Louis, with lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rolla.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife
Side Trip

Rolla — 3 nights

Rolla is a city in and the county seat of Phelps County, Missouri, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Missouri State Penitentiary and Elephant Rocks State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Johnson's Shut-ins State Park and Mark Twain National Forest. Step out of Rolla to go to Jefferson City and see Governor's Mansion, which is approximately 1h 10 min away.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rolla travel route planning website.

Drive from Saint Louis to Rolla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Rolla can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Memphis.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Memphis — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio and then contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Graceland and then explore the engaging exhibits at The Children's Museum of Memphis.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Rolla to Memphis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Rolla in April, expect Memphis to be somewhat warmer, temps between 73°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Piggott.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Piggott — 1 night

Piggott is a city in Clay County, Arkansas, United States, one of that county's two seats celebrated when it tied Piggott High in a game, which it almost always lost. On the 26th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Piggott travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Piggott in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.
Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.