8 days in New Jersey & Mississippi Itinerary

8 days in New Jersey & Mississippi Itinerary

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Montclair
— 1 day
Drive
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Princeton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Atlantic City
— 1 night
Fly
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Tunica
— 1 night
Drive
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Vicksburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Biloxi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Montclair

— 1 day
Montclair is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. On the 27th (Sun), meet the residents at Turtle Back Zoo, then test your team's savvy at Escape Garden State, then enjoy some diversion at Gun For Hire Shooting Range, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Montclair travel planner.

New York City to Montclair is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from New York City in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Montclair, with lows around 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Princeton.

Things to do in Montclair

Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Princeton

— 2 nights

College Town

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
On the 28th (Mon), stop by The Fudge Shoppe, then test your problem-solving skills at Amazing Escape Room Freehold, and then get in on the family fun at Six Flags Great Adventure. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Princeton University Chapel, and finally deepen your understanding at Princeton University.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Princeton itinerary planner.

You can drive from Montclair to Princeton in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Princeton

Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Atlantic City

— 1 night

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
On the 30th (Wed), try to win big at Harrah's Atlantic City Casino, then try your luck at Borgata Casino, and then try your luck at Caesars Atlantic City Casino.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Atlantic City trip maker.

You can drive from Princeton to Atlantic City in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram and train; or take a train. December in Atlantic City sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Tunica.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Fun & Games · Casinos

Tunica

— 1 night
Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): try your luck at Gold Strike Casino, try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica, and then try your luck at Tunica Roadhouse Casino.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tunica trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Atlantic City to Tunica in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. December in Tunica sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Tunica

Fun & Games · Casinos

Vicksburg

— 1 night
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, make a trip to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals, then take in the history at Texas Monument, and finally don't miss a visit to McRaven House.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vicksburg tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Tunica to Vicksburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tunica in December; daily highs in Vicksburg reach 61°F and lows reach 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Biloxi.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Biloxi

— 2 nights

Playground of the South

A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
On the 2nd (Sat), stroll around Jones Park, see the interesting displays at Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum, and then get a new perspective on things with North Star Sailing Charters. On the next day, try your luck at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi and then try your luck at Beau Rivage Casino.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Biloxi trip planning website.

Drive from Vicksburg to Biloxi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Vicksburg in January since evenings lows in Biloxi dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Biloxi

Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.

Mississippi travel guide

3.5
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.