13 days in Birmingham, Vicksburg & New Orleans Itinerary

13 days in Birmingham, Vicksburg & New Orleans Itinerary

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Birmingham
— 5 nights
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Vicksburg
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
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Birmingham

— 5 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to Wills Creek Vineyards (in Attalla), Morgan Creek Vineyards (in Harpersville) and Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza (in Albertville). And it doesn't end there: gain interesting insight with Red Clay Tours, examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at First United Methodist Church.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Birmingham travel planner.

Thomaston to Birmingham is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Thomaston to Birmingham is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Vicksburg

— 5 nights
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vicksburg: Natchez (Old South Winery & Longwood). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum, join in the after-dark buzz at Ameristar Casino Vicksburg, tour the pleasant surroundings at Texas Monument, and see the interesting displays at Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vicksburg day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Vicksburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vicksburg can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Casinos

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 2 nights

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and visit Frenchmen Street.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans travel route app.

Drive from Vicksburg to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Vicksburg in October, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours