6 days in Natchez Trace & New Orleans Itinerary

6 days in Natchez Trace & New Orleans Itinerary

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6 days in Natchez Trace & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Smithville
Drive:  7​h
1
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Smithville

1
night
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, then step aboard U.S.S. Cairo Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Attic Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): stop by Lemuria Books, then get to know the fascinating history of Canton Christmas Festival, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Mississippi History.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jackson trip maker site .

Smithville to Jackson is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In September, Jackson is a bit warmer than Smithville - with highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vicksburg, Canton Christmas Festival
Highlights from your plan
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Attic Gallery ©
Attic Gallery

1
night
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 2nd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church and then admire the masterpieces at Stratton Chapel Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Natchez road trip planning site .

Drive from Jackson to Natchez in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. September in Natchez sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Museums Historic Sites Wineries
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First Presbyterian Church ©
First Presbyterian Church
Mount Locust Inn & Plantation ©
Mount Locust Inn & Plantation
Old South Winery ©
Old South Winery

2
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum and then wander the streets of Garden District.

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Getting from Natchez to New Orleans by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Natchez in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 83°F in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, St. Joseph Plantation
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District

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