8 days in Natchez Trace Itinerary

8 days in Natchez Trace Itinerary

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8 days in Natchez Trace Itinerary

Start: Gulfport
Drive:  4​h
1
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Ridgeland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Tupelo
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Gulfport

1
night
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Natchez Garden Club, admire the landmark architecture of Magnolia Hall, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Longwood, contemplate the long history of Choctaw Hall, stop by Darby's Famous Fudge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Stratton Chapel Gallery.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Natchez itinerary builder .

Gulfport to Natchez is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. Traveling from Gulfport in March, Natchez is little chillier at night with lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Ridgeland.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Longwood ©
Longwood
First Presbyterian Church ©
First Presbyterian Church

2
nights
Ridgeland

Ridgeland ©
Ridgeland is a city in Madison County, Mississippi. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Eudora Welty House and Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Mississippi History, then view the masterpieces at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Original First Baptist Church. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Ridgeland Bike Trail, then sample the tasty concoctions at Lucky Town Brewing Co., then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle, and finally steep yourself in history at Medgar Evers Home.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ridgeland journey planner .

Getting from Natchez to Ridgeland by car takes about 2 hours. March in Ridgeland sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Tupelo.

Things to do in Ridgeland

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Jackson
Highlights from your plan
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ©
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
Original First Baptist Church ©
Original First Baptist Church
Museum of Mississippi History ©
Museum of Mississippi History

1
night
Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. On the 13th (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take an in-depth tour of Tupelo Veteran's Museum, then make a trip to Vietnam Memorial Replica Wall, and finally examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tupelo trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Ridgeland to Tupelo takes 3 hours. Traveling from Ridgeland in March, things will get a bit cooler in Tupelo: highs are around 64°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Tupelo

Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Tupelo Automobile Museum
Tupelo Veteran's Museum ©
Tupelo Veteran's Museum
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Tupelo to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

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