9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Chicago
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
West Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Chicago

2
days
West Memphis

West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. On the 15th (Sat), play a few rounds at River Bend Links and then try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Tunica Museum, try to win big at Casino at Fitzgeralds Hotel, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Chicago to West Memphis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in April; daily highs in West Memphis reach 72°F and lows reach 52°F. You'll set off for Memphis on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in West Memphis

Fun & Games Casinos Outdoors

Side Trip

Tunica
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Southland Park Gaming and Racing
River Bend Links
Tunica Museum

1
day
Memphis

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.
On the 17th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio..

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis vacation trip planner.

Memphis is just a short distance from West Memphis. In April in Memphis, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
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National Civil Rights Museum
Sun Studio.
Beale Street

3
days
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The National WWII Museum and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. French Quarter and Jackson Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, examine the collection at Mardi Gras World, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and wander the streets of Royal Street.

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Traveling by flight from Memphis to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Memphis in April since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The National WWII Museum
French Quarter
Garden District

3
days
Houston

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Get some historical perspective at Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site and Sam Houston Park. Space Center Houston and Washington-on-the-Brazos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Houston to go to Richmond and see George Ranch Historical Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Houston sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, George Ranch Historical Park, Washington-on-the-Brazos
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George Ranch Historical Park
Space Center Houston
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site

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