9 days in Mississippi, Louisiana & Pensacola Itinerary

9 days in Mississippi, Louisiana & Pensacola Itinerary

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Ridgeland is a city in Madison County, Mississippi. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for gifts at Mississippi Crafts Center, admire the striking features of Old Capitol Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Mississippi Children's Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Enter/Locked Escape Rooms.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ridgeland trip itinerary planner.

Jacksonville to Ridgeland is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jacksonville to Ridgeland is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jacksonville in November, things will get slightly colder in Ridgeland: highs are around 68°F and lows about 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Ridgeland

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

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New Orleans

— 7 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy The National WWII Museum and Jackson Square. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, contemplate the long history of Our Sacred Stories, walk around New Orleans City Park, and examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ridgeland to New Orleans takes 3 hours. When traveling from Ridgeland in November, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums


Western Gate to the Sunshine State

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
On the 28th (Sat), kick back and relax at Gulf Islands National Seashore and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pensacola Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pensacola trip planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Pensacola takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in November, expect nights in Pensacola to be a bit cooler, around 52°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Pensacola

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Mississippi travel guide

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.

Louisiana travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.