8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Chicago
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
West Memphis
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Houston
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Chicago

1
day
West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. On the 16th (Sun), try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

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Chicago to West Memphis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In April, West Memphis is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

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Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing

2
days
New Orleans

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then examine the collection at Mardi Gras World, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

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Getting from West Memphis to New Orleans by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from West Memphis in April, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Houston.

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

2
days
Houston

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and then get a taste of life in the country at George Ranch Historical Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Houston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Dallas.

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Space Center Houston
Space Center Houston
George Ranch Historical Park
George Ranch Historical Park

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day
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

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Getting from Houston to Dallas by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Houston in April, Dallas is a bit cooler at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
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