14 days in Mississippi & Alabama Itinerary

14 days in Mississippi & Alabama Itinerary

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Natchez
— 2 nights
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Biloxi
— 3 nights
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Gulf Shores
— 3 nights
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Birmingham
— 3 nights
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Huntsville
— 2 nights
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Natchez

— 2 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 15th (Sun), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Natchez Brewing Company.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Natchez road trip planner.

Saint Louis to Natchez is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saint Louis in November: high temperatures in Natchez hover around 68°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Biloxi.

Things to do in Natchez

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Biloxi

— 3 nights

Playground of the South

A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
Step out of the city life by going to Biloxi Beach and Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge. Step off the beaten path and head to Margaritaville Casino and Biloxi Lighthouse Pier. And it doesn't end there: try to win big at Beau Rivage Casino, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Hurricane Katrina Memorial, and sample the tasty concoctions at Biloxi Brewing Company.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Biloxi trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Natchez to Biloxi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Biloxi when traveling from Natchez in November, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Biloxi

Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks · Beaches

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Gulf Shores

— 3 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Fort Morgan Road Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Alabama Coastal Birding Trail and Alabama Point East. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, play a few rounds at Gulf Shores Golf Club, take an in-depth tour of Holmes Medical Museum, and appreciate the history behind Bamahenge.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gulf Shores route site.

Drive from Biloxi to Gulf Shores in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Gulf Shores are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 3 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Escape the urban bustle at Ruffner Mountain and Red Mountain Park. Explore hidden gems such as Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park and Rotary Trail. Step out of Birmingham with an excursion to FarmLinks Golf Course in Sylacauga--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Good People Brewing Company, get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Gulf Shores to Birmingham in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Gulf Shores in November, Birmingham is slightly colder at night with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Huntsville

— 2 nights

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 26th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Isom's Orchard and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Journey Therapeutic Massage. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Monte Sano Nature Preserve, identify plant and animal life at Land Trust of North Alabama, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Salty Nut Brewery.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Huntsville attractions planner.

Drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Huntsville sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Spas

Side Trips

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.