18 days in Mississippi Capitol/River Itinerary

18 days in Mississippi Capitol/River Itinerary

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Fly to Baton Rouge, Drive to Natchez
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Natchez
— 9 nights
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Jackson
— 8 nights
Fly

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Natchez — 9 nights

Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Natchez National Historical Park and Melrose. Your inner history buff will appreciate Windsor Ruins and Choctaw Hall. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Gibson (Port Gibson, Mississippi, First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson, &more). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez National Cemetery, walk around Bluff Park, contemplate the long history of Mount Locust Inn & Plantation, and don't miss a visit to Longwood.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Natchez online trip maker.

New York City to Natchez is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Natchez, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Jackson.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries
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Jackson — 8 nights

Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Take a break from the city and head to Trustmark Park and Ridgeland Bike Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Medgar Evers Home and Cedar Hill Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson: Vicksburg (U.S.S. Cairo Museum, McRaven House, &more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Old Capitol Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Greyhound Bus Station, get a sense of history and politics at Mississippi State Capitol, and admire the masterpieces at Mississippi Museum of Art.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Jackson route builder.

Drive from Natchez to Jackson in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. July in Jackson sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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