13 days in Minneapolis, Mississippi Capitol/River & Zachary Itinerary

13 days in Minneapolis, Mississippi Capitol/River & Zachary Itinerary

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Minneapolis
— 4 nights
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Jackson
— 3 nights
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Natchez
— 3 nights
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Zachary
— 2 nights

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Venture out of the city with trips to National Eagle Center (in Wabasha), Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (in Chanhassen) and Buena Vista Park (in Alma). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park, admire the natural beauty at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Minneapolis, use our trip itinerary maker.

Lafayette to Minneapolis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lafayette in October, expect nights in Minneapolis to be slightly colder, around 43°F, while days are colder, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Kerfoot Canopy Tour ©
Kerfoot Canopy Tour

3
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Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jackson: Vicksburg (Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center, Vicksburg National Military Park, &more). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, test your team's savvy at Enter/Locked Escape Rooms, stroll through Ridgeland Bike Trail, and paddle through the water with Capital City Kayak Adventures.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Jackson trip site.

Fly from Minneapolis to Jackson in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in October: highs in Jackson hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Jackson

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ©
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

3
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Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Melrose. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Longwood, take an in-depth tour of Rosalie Mansion, walk around Bluff Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez City Cemetery.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Natchez online holiday planner.

Getting from Jackson to Natchez by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zachary.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Longwood ©
Longwood
Stanton Hall ©
Stanton Hall
Melrose ©
Melrose

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Zachary

Zachary ©
Zachary is a city in the East Baton Rouge parish of Louisiana in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Camp Moore Confedrate Museum and then make a trip to Denham Springs Antique Village. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Port Hudson National Cemetery and then contemplate the long history of Port Hudson State Historic Site.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zachary driving holiday planner.

Getting from Natchez to Zachary by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Zachary are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zachary

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Port Hudson State Historic Site ©
Port Hudson State Historic Site
Camp Moore Confedrate Museum
Camp Moore Confedrate Museum
Port Hudson National Cemetery ©
Port Hudson National Cemetery

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