11 days in Ocean Springs & Natchez Itinerary

11 days in Ocean Springs & Natchez Itinerary

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11 days in Ocean Springs & Natchez Itinerary

Start: Ocean Springs
1
Ocean Springs
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Natchez
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Ocean Springs

7
nights
Ocean Springs

Ocean Springs ©
Ocean Springs is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States, approximately 2mi east of Biloxi and west of Gautier. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walter Anderson Museum of Art and Shearwater Pottery. Fort Morgan State Historic Site and Landrum's Homestead & Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Red Bluff (in Foxworth), Hattiesburg (Hattiesburg Zoo & African American Military History Museum) and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge (in Gulf Shores). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Tuxachanie National Recreation Trail. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, tee off at Shell Landing Golf Course, visit a coastal fixture at Round Island Lighthouse, and view the masterpieces at Coastal Magpie.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ocean Springs visit app .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Gulfport Biloxi International Airport, Mobile Regional Airport and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. June in Ocean Springs sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Natchez.

Things to do in Ocean Springs

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Saucier, Gautier, Hattiesburg, Landrum's Homestead & Village, Round Island Lighthouse
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Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge ©
Walter Anderson Museum of Art ©
Walter Anderson Museum of Art

3
nights
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Locust Inn & Plantation as well as Rosalie Mansion. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Mount Locust Inn & Plantation, steep yourself in history at Rosalie Mansion, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Longwood, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez National Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center, then see the interesting displays at The Old Depot Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of U.S.S. Cairo Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Natchez route planner.

You can drive from Ocean Springs to Natchez in 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Natchez can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Natchez

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vicksburg, Ferriday
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St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Natchez National Cemetery ©
Natchez National Cemetery
First Presbyterian Church ©
First Presbyterian Church