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
Fly
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Jackson
— 3 nights
Drive
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Natchez
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zachary
— 2 nights
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Minneapolis

— 4 nights

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 Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (in Chanhassen), Buena Vista Park (in Alma) and National Eagle Center (in Wabasha). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, look for gifts at Minnesota's Largest Candy Store, get the adrenaline pumping with Kerfoot Canopy Tour, and take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Minneapolis day trip site.

Lafayette to Minneapolis is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lafayette in October, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Minneapolis: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Jackson.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Jackson

— 3 nights
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jackson: Vicksburg (Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center, Texas Monument, &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

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Natchez

— 3 nights
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, explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez City Cemetery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica.

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

Zachary

— 2 nights
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