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

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

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Vicksburg
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Orange Beach
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Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. On the 2nd (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Vicksburg National Military Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vicksburg travel planner.

Richmond to Vicksburg is an approximately 7-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 Vicksburg. In August, daytime highs in Vicksburg are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ©
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica

4
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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

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.
Get some historical perspective at French Quarter and Royal Street. Family-friendly places like The National WWII Museum and Garden District will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Vicksburg in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Alligator Alley. For shopping fun, head to Pottery Central World Headquarters or Chocolate Corner. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy breathtaking views from Wharf Ferris Wheel, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Orange Beach attractions app.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Orange Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Orange Beach: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Side Trips

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alligator Alley ©
Alligator Alley
Fishing Charters & Tours

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