7 days in Louisiana, Mississippi & Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Louisiana, Mississippi & Arkansas Itinerary

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7 days in Louisiana, Mississippi & Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Vicksburg
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Hot Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Bentonville
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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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.
On the 9th (Sun), examine the collection at The National WWII Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, contemplate the long history of Destrehan Plantation, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans journey planner.

Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (83°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Natchez.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Destrehan Plantation, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District

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Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 11th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall, then stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Longwood, and finally contemplate the long history of Rosalie Mansion.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Natchez travel app .

Drive from New Orleans to Natchez in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Natchez, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Stanton Hall ©
Stanton Hall
Rosalie Mansion ©
Rosalie Mansion
Natchez City Cemetery ©
Natchez City Cemetery

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Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. On the 12th (Wed), browse the exhibits of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vicksburg National Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Trinity, and finally ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vicksburg road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Natchez to Vicksburg takes 2 hours. In June in Vicksburg, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Vicksburg National Cemetery ©
Vicksburg National Cemetery

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 13th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, then get curious at Mid-America Science Museum, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hot Springs trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Vicksburg to Hot Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bathhouse Row ©
Bathhouse Row
Zipline
Mid-America Science Museum ©
Mid-America Science Museum

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Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

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Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Mountain View takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hot Springs in June since evenings lows in Mountain View dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bentonville.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trips

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Blanchard Springs Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

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Bentonville

Bentonville ©
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Native American History, take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bentonville trip planning site .

Drive from Mountain View to Bentonville in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Bentonville are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History
The Walmart Museum ©
The Walmart Museum

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