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The South Great River Road from St. Louis
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
The Great River Road is a collection of state and local roads that follow the course of the Mississippi River through ten states. The cities along the route were integral to the industry and innovation of the earliest days of the United States. A long the southern portion of this drive the Shawnee National Forest is easily accessible. Start this trip with a visit to Missouri, St. Louis (a major city in Missouri along the Mississippi River, known for the Gateway Arch, the tallest monument constructed in the United States). After that, drive to Illinois, Great River Road South (Its 550-mile route on Illinois' western border offers breathtaking views and majestic landscapes that inspire and soothe the soul) and lastly, Tennessee, Memphis (One of the more historic and culturally significant cities, home of blues and rock and roll). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 7 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into St Lous and out of Menphis Airport
  • Rental Car for 8 days
  • Hotel for 3 nights in St. Louis, MO
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Great River Road South, IL
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Memphis, TN
  • Driving Time
    St. Louis, MO - Great River Road South, IL: 42 mins approx.


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Memphis, TN (6)     St Louis, MO (11)     Great River Road South, IL (1)    
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3. Memphis, TN
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3 nights in St Louis, MO

St. Louis is a major city in Missouri along the Mississippi River. Its iconic, 630-ft. Gateway Arch, built in the 1960s, honors the early 19th-century explorations of Lewis and Clark and America's westward expansion in general. Replica paddlewheelers ply the river, offering views of the arch. The Soulard district is home to barbecue restaurants and clubs playing blues music.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
The Gateway Arch, Missouri Botanical Garden, Forest Park, Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Science Center, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Tower Grove Park and much more.



2 nights in Great River Road South, IL

The Great River Road in Illinois National Scenic Byway clocks in at 550 miles and, around the St. Louis metro area, you will be starting the southern portion of the drive. This segment passes through East St. Louis and Collinsville south to Cairo, with cities like Cape Girardeau on the other side of the river in Missouri.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, East St. Louis, Collinsville, Cahokia Mounds, Holy Family Log Church, Cape Girardeau, St. Vincent`s Seminary, Fort de Chartres State Historic Site, Pierre Menard Home, Fort Kaskaskia, Shawnee National Forest, Thebes Courthouse, Horseshoe Lake Conservation Area, Cairo, Fort Defiance, and so much more!



2 nights in Memphis, TN

Memphis provides a variety of attractions, restaurants, history, nightlife and other things to do. Memphis is a hotbed of more specialized, often more powerful museums, featuring small yet important collections of art and history. Memphis is also famous for the influential strains of blues, soul, and rock `n` roll that originated there. Memphis is also famous for the influential strains of blues, soul, and rock `n` roll that originated there. With legendary music attractions including Graceland, home of `The King`, many civil rights sites, an award-winning zoo, a world-famous Beale Street and the mighty Mississippi River at the heart of signature Memphis experiences, you`ll find plenty to do on your next vacation.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Graceland, the Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the Sun Studio, the Memphis Zoo, the Memphis Rock `n` Soul Museum, the Mud Island, the Shelby Farms Park, the Memphis Botanic Garden and so much more!




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St Louis, MO
Day 1
Arrive to St Louis, MO
Overnight in St Louis, MO   37 hotels offered
Optional   4 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in St Louis, MO   37 hotels offered
Optional   4 Things to do
Day 3
Overnight in St Louis, MO   37 hotels offered
Optional   4 Things to do
Day 4
Departing from St Louis, MO
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Great River Road South, IL
Day 4
Arrive to Great River Road South, IL
Overnight in Great River Road South, IL   23 hotels offered
Day 5
Overnight in Great River Road South, IL   23 hotels offered
Day 6
Departing from Great River Road South, IL
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Memphis, TN
Day 6
Arrive to Memphis, TN
Overnight in Memphis, TN   61 hotels offered
Day 7
Overnight in Memphis, TN   61 hotels offered
Day 8
Departing from Memphis, TN

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St Louis, MO Hotels (37 total)
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St Louis, MO
St. Louis is a major city in Missouri along the Mississippi River. Its iconic, 630-ft. Gateway Arch, built in the 1960s, honors the early 19th-century explorations of Lewis and Clark and America's westward expansion in general. Replica paddlewheelers ply the river, offering views of the arch. The Soulard district is home to barbecue restaurants and clubs playing blues music.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
The Gateway Arch, Missouri Botanical Garden, Forest Park, Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Science Center, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Tower Grove Park and much more.
Great River Road South, IL
The Great River Road in Illinois National Scenic Byway clocks in at 550 miles and, around the St. Louis metro area, you will be starting the southern portion of the drive. This segment passes through East St. Louis and Collinsville south to Cairo, with cities like Cape Girardeau on the other side of the river in Missouri.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, East St. Louis, Collinsville, Cahokia Mounds, Holy Family Log Church, Cape Girardeau, St. Vincent`s Seminary, Fort de Chartres State Historic Site, Pierre Menard Home, Fort Kaskaskia, Shawnee National Forest, Thebes Courthouse, Horseshoe Lake Conservation Area, Cairo, Fort Defiance, and so much more!
Memphis, TN
Memphis provides a variety of attractions, restaurants, history, nightlife and other things to do. Memphis is a hotbed of more specialized, often more powerful museums, featuring small yet important collections of art and history. Memphis is also famous for the influential strains of blues, soul, and rock `n` roll that originated there. Memphis is also famous for the influential strains of blues, soul, and rock `n` roll that originated there. With legendary music attractions including Graceland, home of `The King`, many civil rights sites, an award-winning zoo, a world-famous Beale Street and the mighty Mississippi River at the heart of signature Memphis experiences, you`ll find plenty to do on your next vacation.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Graceland, the Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the Sun Studio, the Memphis Zoo, the Memphis Rock `n` Soul Museum, the Mud Island, the Shelby Farms Park, the Memphis Botanic Garden and so much more!

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