11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Marion
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Saint Louis
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Paris

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): make a trip to The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum and then admire the striking features of Tribune Tower.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chicago online tour builder .

Paris, France to Chicago is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Paris to Chicago. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Paris in November since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 1°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Marion.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping
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The Spice House ©
The Spice House
Tribune Tower ©
Tribune Tower

1
night
Marion

Marion
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Illinois, United States. For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Marion online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Chicago to Marion takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in November: highs in Marion hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 3°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Marion

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

2
nights
Memphis

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elmwood Cemetery and Dixon Gallery & Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Memphis side-trips: Clarksdale (The Delta Blues Museum & Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, have fun and explore at The Children's Museum of Memphis, and learn more about the world around you at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Memphis online attractions planner .

Drive from Marion to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Marion in November; daily highs in Memphis reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Clarksdale
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Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Dixon Gallery & Gardens ©
Dixon Gallery & Gardens

4
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Appreciate the collections at Astral Glass Studio and Gallery and Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site and The Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Louis: Springfield (Edwards Place Historic Home & Illinois State Military Museum), Pinckney Bend Distillery (in New Haven) and Lewis & Clark State Historic Site (in Hartford). There's lots more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Davidson State Historic Site, examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, admire the majestic nature at Onondaga Cave State Park, and snap pictures at Sugar Creek Covered Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Memphis to Saint Louis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Memphis in November, with highs in Saint Louis at 15°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

New Haven, Springfield, Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, Lewis & Clark State Historic Site, Onondaga Cave State Park
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Lewis & Clark State Historic Site ©
Edwards Place Historic Home ©
Edwards Place Historic Home

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at L.H. Selman Ltd, then browse the collection at Pritzker Military Museum & Library, and then see the interesting displays at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Saint Louis, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping
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Pritzker Military Museum & Library ©
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
L.H. Selman Ltd ©
L.H. Selman Ltd

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