4 days in Natchez, New Orleans & Nashville Itinerary

4 days in Natchez, New Orleans & Nashville Itinerary

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4 days in Natchez, New Orleans & Nashville Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: San Diego

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Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez City Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Longwood, then steep yourself in history at First Presbyterian Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Natchez trip planner .

San Diego to Natchez is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and car; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Diego to Natchez due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Natchez, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites
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St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Longwood ©
Longwood
Natchez City Cemetery ©
Natchez City Cemetery

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stop by Faulkner House Books, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Natchez to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Natchez in September, New Orleans is a bit warmer at night with lows of 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 19th (Thu), examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, then get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and finally catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner .

Fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect much colder with lows of 62°F in Nashville. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Nightlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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