14 days in Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama Itinerary

14 days in Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama Itinerary

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

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take a stroll through Frenchmen Street, visit Garden District, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip maker website.

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New York City in November since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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 20th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at LSU Rural Life Museum, identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger's Habitat, take an in-depth tour of USS Kidd, then stroll around Riverfront Plaza, and finally walk around North Boulevard Town Square.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Baton Rouge trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from New Orleans to Baton Rouge by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in November, expect nights in Baton Rouge to be little chillier, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Natchez

— 3 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Natchez: First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson (in Port Gibson) and Vicksburg (Texas Monument & Vicksburg Campaign Trail). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of First Presbyterian Church, sample the tasty concoctions at Natchez Brewing Company, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez National Cemetery.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Natchez sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to Natchez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In November, daily temperatures in Natchez can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 2 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 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, admire the masterpieces at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, then tee off at Capitol Hill Golf Course, and finally don't miss a visit to Jackson Lake Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Civil Rights Memorial Center, then take an in-depth tour of Freedom Rides Museum, then contemplate the long history of National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and finally explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Montgomery tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Natchez to Montgomery in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In November, daytime highs in Montgomery are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then get engrossed in the history at Negro Southern League Museum, and then sample some tasty brews at Red Clay Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ruffner Mountain, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St. Paul.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Birmingham day trip planner.

Drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites

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.
On the 28th (Sat), examine the collection at The Weeden House Museum and Garden, then take an in-depth tour of U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Journey Therapeutic Massage.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Huntsville tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Huntsville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Huntsville are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums · Spas

Side Trip

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.

Mississippi travel guide

3.5
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.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · 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.