15 days in Saint Louis, Grand Canyon National Park & Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Saint Louis, Grand Canyon National Park & Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
3
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
4
Chattanooga
— 1 night

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Explore hidden gems such as Missouri Botanical Garden and Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. When in Saint Louis, make a side trip to see Meramec Caverns in Stanton, approximately Stanton away. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Grant’s Farm, steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site, examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saint Louis itinerary builder tool.

Louisville to Saint Louis is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Meramec Caverns
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum ©
Meramec Caverns ©
Meramec Caverns

6
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Discover out-of-the-way places like South Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, explore and take pictures at Point Imperial Drive, enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, and capture your vacation like a pro with Buck Wild Grand Canyon Hummer Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park road trip website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Saint Louis to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Saint Louis to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in June, plan for colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Grandview Point ©
Grandview Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Clingmans Dome and Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park. When in Pigeon Forge, make a side trip to see Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend, approximately Townsend away. The adventure continues: see Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park, find something for the whole family at Rockin' Raceway Arcade, admire all the interesting features of Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, and stop by The Old Mill Candy Kitchen.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge attractions tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Pigeon Forge takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Pigeon Forge. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, Pigeon Forge is much hotter at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Townsend, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park
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Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park ©
Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

1
night
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge, then get a variety of perspectives on Chattanooga Ducks, and then Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Chattanooga takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Nature · Parks · Tours
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Raccoon Mountain Caverns ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns
Walnut Street Bridge ©
Walnut Street Bridge
Chattanooga Ducks ©
Chattanooga Ducks

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