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Lafayette — 2 nights

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Visiting Jungle Gardens and Mike the Tiger's Habitat will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at The Myrtles Plantation and USS Kidd. Change things up with these side-trips from Lafayette: Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site (in Saint Francisville) and LSU Rural Life Museum (in Baton Rouge). It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville and contemplate the long history of Acadian Village.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Lafayette trip itinerary planner.

Philadelphia to Lafayette is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Lafayette is minus 1 hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in March, with highs in Lafayette at 73°F and lows at 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Memphis.
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum and The Peabody Ducks. Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Fire Museum of Memphis, and examine the collection at Graceland.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Memphis visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Lafayette to Memphis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lafayette in March, expect Memphis to be a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Houston.
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Houston — 4 nights

Bayou City

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. Visit The Seawall and 1892 Bishop's Palace for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Galveston (Galveston Railroad Museum, Moody Mansion, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum Houston, stop by Cacao & Cardamom Chocolatiers, have fun and explore at Children's Museum Houston, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Houston sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Houston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Houston is a bit warmer than Memphis - with highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The National WWII Museum and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lake Lawn Metairie and St. Louis Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Historic New Orleans Collection, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial Hall Confederate Civil War Museum, explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Houston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.