11 days in Natchez Trace Itinerary

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Fly to Baton Rouge, Drive to Natchez
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Natchez
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jackson
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tupelo
— 1 night
Drive
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Nashville
— 5 nights
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Natchez — 2 nights

Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rosalie Mansion and Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Mary Basilica and Choctaw Hall. Take a break from Natchez with a short trip to Windsor Ruins in Port Gibson, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Longwood, contemplate the long history of Natchez National Cemetery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez City Cemetery, and learn about winemaking at Old South Winery.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Natchez holiday website.

Newark to Natchez is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Natchez due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in April, things will get a bit warmer in Natchez: highs are around 76°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jackson.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
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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 2nd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Mississippi History, and then stop by Lemuria Books. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Old Capitol Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle, then steep yourself in history at Eudora Welty House and Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Original First Baptist Church.

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Traveling by car from Natchez to Jackson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. In May, daily temperatures in Jackson can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tupelo.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Tupelo — 1 night

Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. On the 4th (Thu), examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum, then steep yourself in history at Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, then look for gifts at Margaretes Fine Chocolates, and finally learn about all things military at Tupelo Veteran's Museum.

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Getting from Jackson to Tupelo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nashville.
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Nashville — 5 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Popular historic sites such as Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Carter House are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Nashville Parthenon. When in Nashville, make a side trip to see Carnton in Franklin, approximately Franklin away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, admire the majestic nature at Radnor Lake State Park, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Distillery & Yee-Haw Brewery, and discover the deep blue sea with Ohana Dive Co..

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Drive from Tupelo to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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