10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey maker

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Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly to Owensboro, Drive to Cave City
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Cave City
— 1 night
Drive
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Louisville
— 1 night
Drive
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Lexington
— 1 night
Fly
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Mount Vernon
— 1 night
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 4 nights
Drive

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Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the engaging exhibits at The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Transportation, then get engrossed in the history at Campbell House Museum, then contemplate the long history of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, and finally see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis travel route planner.

New York City to Saint Louis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:

Cave City

— 1 night
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at Dinosaur World, then explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns, and finally Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cave City online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Cave City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): view the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel, then see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then see the interesting displays at Muhammad Ali Center, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Louisville online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cave City to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Louisville are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:

Lexington

— 1 night

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the galleries of Mary Todd Lincoln House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lexington Cemetery, and then get a dose of the wild on Unique Horse Farm Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lexington online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Lexington sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:

Mount Vernon

— 1 night
Mount Vernon is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. On the 29th (Tue), steep yourself in history at George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill, admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and then hike along Indian Head Rail Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Vernon vacation maker app.

Fly from Lexington to Mount Vernon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Mount Vernon, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Gettysburg

— 4 nights
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eisenhower National Historic Site and Shriver House Museum. Take a break from the city and head to The Eternal Light Peace Memorial and Devils Den. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Diorama, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Heritage Center, and contemplate the long history of Dobbin House Tavern.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Gettysburg travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Mount Vernon to Gettysburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.