11 days in Mississippi, Louisiana & Alabama Itinerary

11 days in Mississippi, Louisiana & Alabama Itinerary

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11 days in Mississippi, Louisiana & Alabama Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Vicksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Natchez
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Vacherie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Biloxi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. On the 13th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vicksburg trip maker tool .

Chicago to Vicksburg is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Chicago in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vicksburg: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Vicksburg National Cemetery ©
Vicksburg National Cemetery
Vicksburg Riverfront Murals ©
Vicksburg Riverfront Murals

2
nights
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall, then make a trip to Longwood, and finally get engrossed in the history at Rosalie Mansion. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Melrose.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Natchez online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to Natchez takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vacherie.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Natchez City Cemetery ©
Natchez City Cemetery
Melrose ©
Melrose
Longwood ©
Longwood

2
nights
Vacherie

Vacherie ©
Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. On the 17th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at St. Joseph Plantation, steep yourself in history at Oak Alley Plantation, then see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation, and finally contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vacherie travel route builder .

You can drive from Natchez to Vacherie in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Vacherie

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
St. Joseph Plantation ©
St. Joseph Plantation

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Garden District and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans journey planning app .

Getting from Vacherie to New Orleans by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Vacherie in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Biloxi.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

1
night
Biloxi

Biloxi ©
A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
On the 20th (Mon), try your luck at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi and then try to win big at Beau Rivage Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): stroll through Biloxi Beach and then make a trip to Beauvoir.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Biloxi using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Biloxi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Biloxi: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Biloxi

Fun & Games Casinos Parks
Highlights from your plan
Beau Rivage Casino ©
Beau Rivage Casino
Beauvoir ©
Beauvoir
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi ©
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi

2
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Gulf State Park and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Alligator Alley and then choose your vessel at Hudson Marina.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Orange Beach journey site .

Drive from Biloxi to Orange Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Alligator Alley, Gulf State Park
Highlights from your plan
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Alligator Alley ©
Alligator Alley
Parasailing & Paragliding

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