14 days in Alabama, Louisiana & Mississippi Itinerary

14 days in Alabama, Louisiana & Mississippi Itinerary

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Huntsville
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Birmingham
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Montgomery
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
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Baton Rouge
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Natchez
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Huntsville — 1 night

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Monte Sano State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain, and then relax and rejuvenate at Journey Therapeutic Massage.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Huntsville trip planner.

Saint Peters to Huntsville is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also drive. In October, daytime highs in Huntsville are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Birmingham.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Spas
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Birmingham — 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, get engrossed in the history at Negro Southern League Museum, then steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, and finally get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample some tasty brews at Red Clay Tours, examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and then make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham route builder tool.

You can drive from Huntsville to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Birmingham are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montgomery.
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Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites

Montgomery — 3 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Civil Rights Memorial Center, then take an in-depth tour of Freedom Rides Museum, then pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and finally explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, then contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, then get a sense of history and politics at Alabama State Capitol, and finally make a trip to Jackson Lake Island.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Montgomery trip builder website.

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Montgomery, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to New Orleans.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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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, gain insight with Our Sacred Stories, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Montgomery, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Baton Rouge.
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Baton Rouge — 1 night

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at State Capitol Welcome Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Mike the Tiger's Habitat, then brush up on your military savvy at USS Kidd, then steep yourself in history at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, and finally stroll around North Boulevard Town Square.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge day trip app.

You can drive from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Baton Rouge, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Natchez.
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Natchez — 3 nights

Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Natchez is known for historic sites, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez National Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica, steep yourself in history at Mount Locust Inn & Plantation, and make a trip to Longwood.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Natchez tour website.

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to Natchez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Natchez sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.
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Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.
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Mississippi travel guide

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Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.
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