29 days in New Orleans, Saint Louis & Amsterdam Itinerary

29 days in New Orleans, Saint Louis & Amsterdam Itinerary

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29 days in New Orleans, Saint Louis & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
New Orleans, United States
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Saint Louis, United States
— 9 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

9
nights
New Orleans, United States

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nottoway Plantation in White Castle (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans visit planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to New Orleans is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich to New Orleans, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be warmer, around 33°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nottoway Plantation
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

9
nights
Saint Louis, United States

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Louis: Elephant Rocks State Park (in Belleview), Arcadia Valley (in Arcadia) and Springfield (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Lincoln Memorial Garden, & more). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pinckney Bend Distillery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis itinerary builder site .

You can fly from New Orleans to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect nights in Saint Louis to be little chillier, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Springfield, Chesterfield, River City Rascals, Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Elephant Rocks State Park
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Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Elephant Rocks State Park ©
Elephant Rocks State Park

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Delft (Old Church, BuytenDelft, & more), Haarlem (De Vishal, Grote Markt, & more) and The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, shop like a local with Leidseplein, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Saint Louis to Amsterdam in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Amsterdam is 7 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Saint Louis in October: highs in Amsterdam hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Delft, The Hague, Haarlem
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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