8 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona, Jackson & New Orleans Itinerary

8 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona, Jackson & New Orleans Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Phoenix
Drive:  2 h
1
Tucson
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 30 min
2
Jackson
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Phoenix

2
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 1st (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Etherton Gallery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at 390th Memorial Museum and then wander the wide-open spaces of Double R Ranch.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucson trip itinerary maker app.

Phoenix to Tucson is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in July: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 97°F and lows are around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Double R Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Double R Ranch ©
Double R Ranch
Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway ©
Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

2
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll around Winner's Circle Park, then get outside with Trustmark Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Vicksburg National Military Park, get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Vicksburg National Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jackson online holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Tucson to Jackson in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Tucson, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Jackson, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vicksburg, Trustmark Park, Winner's Circle Park
Highlights from your plan
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ©
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park

3
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and partake in some friendly competition at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Jackson to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. When traveling from Jackson in July, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 80°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Ghost & Vampire Tours
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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