15 days in New Orleans, Mississippi & St. Augustine Itinerary

15 days in New Orleans, Mississippi & St. Augustine Itinerary

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15 days in New Orleans, Mississippi & St. Augustine Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Natchez
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Vicksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Tunica
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Tupelo
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
6
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Miami

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
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, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park, and hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans road trip planning site .

Miami to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Miami in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

2
nights
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 25th (Fri), stop by Darby's Famous Fudge, take in nature's colorful creations at Natchez Garden Club, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Longwood, and finally steep yourself in history at Natchez National Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Stratton Chapel Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of First Presbyterian Church, then stroll through Bluff Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Natchez trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Natchez takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in Natchez are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are slightly colder (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Longwood ©
Longwood
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Natchez National Cemetery ©
Natchez National Cemetery

2
nights
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to McRaven House, appreciate the history behind Texas Monument, then stroll the grounds of Cedar Hill Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Vicksburg National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Martha Vick House, then take a memorable drive along Vicksburg Campaign Trail, then admire all the interesting features of Vicksburg National Military Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Trinity.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vicksburg road trip planning app .

Drive from Natchez to Vicksburg in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Vicksburg are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tunica.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Martha Vick House ©
Martha Vick House

1
night
Tunica

Tunica ©
Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at Blues and Legends Hall of Fame, try your luck at Casino at Fitzgeralds Hotel, and then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Tunica trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to Tunica takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Tunica, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tupelo.

Things to do in Tunica

Casinos Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

2
nights
Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Natchez Trace Pkwy. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, then don't miss a visit to Vietnam Memorial Replica Wall, then see the interesting displays at Tupelo Automobile Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tupelo trip builder tool .

You can drive from Tunica to Tupelo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Tupelo

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums
Highlights from your plan
Natchez Trace Pkwy ©
Natchez Trace Pkwy
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Tupelo Automobile Museum
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum ©
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. St. Augustine is known for historic sites, museums, breweries & distilleries, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and admire all the interesting features of Flagler College.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the St. Augustine journey planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tupelo to St. Augustine in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tupelo to St. Augustine, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tupelo in November, expect St. Augustine to be somewhat warmer, temps between 73°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
St. Augustine Distillery ©
St. Augustine Distillery

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