6 days in New Orleans Area, Dallas & Jackson Itinerary

6 days in New Orleans Area, Dallas & Jackson Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 3 nights
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Jackson
— 1 night
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New Orleans

— 1 night

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You've now added French Quarter to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New Orleans attractions planning website.

Atlanta to New Orleans is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Atlanta in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 57°F in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Dallas

— 3 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then make a trip to Grassy Knoll.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas road trip planning app.

You can fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dallas, with lows of 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Jackson.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Jackson

— 1 night
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. On the 30th (Thu), stroll around Winner's Circle Park.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson planner.

Getting from Dallas to Jackson by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Jackson can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mississippi travel guide

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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.