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New Orleans
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
— 4 nights


New Orleans — 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Oak Alley Plantation and Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Head to Royal Street and Jamie Hayes Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Vacherie to see St. Joseph Plantation about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, make a trip to Jackson Square, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary planning tool.

Paris, France to New Orleans is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Paris in April, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Memphis.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trip

Memphis — 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, then examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and finally steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. On your second day here, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Memphis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Memphis when traveling from New Orleans in April, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Saint Louis.
Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Saint Louis — 3 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Stone Hill Winery. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Charles Historic District and The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum. When in Saint Louis, make a side trip to see Zipline in New Florence, approximately New Florence away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Missouri Civil War Museum, revel in the low prices at Herbaria, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and pick up some local products at Kirkwood Farmers’ Market.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saint Louis day trip planning website.

Fly from Memphis to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Memphis in April, with highs in Saint Louis at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly to Chicago.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Chicago — 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Head to The Magnificent Mile and Chicago Cultural Centerfor plenty of shopping. The Loop and Holy Name Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Saint Louis in April, expect Chicago to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trip

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.