10 days in New Orleans, Jackson & Natchez Itinerary

10 days in New Orleans, Jackson & Natchez Itinerary

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10 days in New Orleans, Jackson & Natchez Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  6​h
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Jackson
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Natchez
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  9​h
End: New York City

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
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, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Garden District, tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street, and get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New Orleans road trip planning website .

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans. Traveling from New York City in January, expect nights in New Orleans to be much warmer, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, stroll the grounds of Vicksburg National Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Old Courthouse. Keep things going the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Mississippi Children's Museum, then make a trip to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals, then see the interesting displays at Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to McRaven House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson day trip tool .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Jackson takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Jackson when traveling from New Orleans in January, with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vicksburg
Highlights from your plan
Mississippi Children's Museum ©
Mississippi Children's Museum
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science ©
McRaven House ©
McRaven House

4
nights
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Natchez: Windsor Ruins (in Port Gibson), Clark Creek Natural Area (in Woodville) and Angola Rodeo (in Angola). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Longwood, examine the collection at Rosalie Mansion, admire the landmark architecture of Magnolia Hall, and pause for some photo ops at Forks of the Roads Monument.

Start your trip to Natchez by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Jackson to Natchez in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Clark Creek Natural Area, Windsor Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Longwood ©
Longwood
Clark Creek Natural Area ©
Clark Creek Natural Area
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica

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