10 days in Alabama's Gulf Coast, New Orleans & Mississippi Itinerary

10 days in Alabama's Gulf Coast, New Orleans & Mississippi Itinerary

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Mobile
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Jackson
— 2 nights
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Mobile

— 2 nights
Explore Mobile's surroundings by going to The Preserve Golf Club (in Vancleave), Holmes Medical Museum (in Foley) and Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Ocean Springs).

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Mobile journey planner.

Richmond to Mobile is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Richmond to Mobile. In November, Mobile is somewhat warmer than Richmond - with highs of 70°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trips

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New Orleans online trip maker.

You can drive from Mobile to New Orleans in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Mobile in November, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 62°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Jackson

— 2 nights
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Vicksburg Campaign Trail and then get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, get engrossed in the history at Eudora Welty House and Garden, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lucky Town Brewing Co..

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jackson trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Jackson takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from New Orleans in November, expect nights in Jackson to be a bit cooler, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Mississippi travel guide

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Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.