14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

New Orleans
New Orleans
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Natchez
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Vicksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Oxford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Tupelo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Muscle Shoals
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Knoxville

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): wander the streets of Magazine Street, explore the world behind art at Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, and then examine the collection at The Historic New Orleans Collection.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New Orleans. In September, daily temperatures in New Orleans can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Natchez.

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Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Magazine Street

2
days
Natchez

Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Natchez Museum-African Amrcn, then admire the masterpieces at Stratton Chapel Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of First Presbyterian Church, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez National Cemetery. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Darby's, make a trip to William Johnson House, admire the landmark architecture of Auburn Museum & Historic Home, then get engrossed in the history at Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, then learn about winemaking at Old South Winery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Natchez vacation trip planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Natchez by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Natchez, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Vicksburg.

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Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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First Presbyterian Church
St. Mary Basilica
Natchez National Cemetery

2
days
Vicksburg

Vicksburg is a city in and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Medgar Evers Home Museum, then see the interesting displays at Smith Robertson Museum, then examine the collection at Mississippi Sports Hall-Fame, and finally look for gifts at Lemuria Book Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at The Tomato Place, then try your luck at Rainbow Casino, then take in the exciting artwork at Attic Gallery, and finally ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse.

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Drive from Natchez to Vicksburg in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oxford.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

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Jackson
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The Tomato Place
Attic Gallery
Smith Robertson Museum

1
day
Oxford

Oxford is a city in, and the county seat of, Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. On the 5th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of University of Mississippi, steep yourself in history at Rowan Oak, then stroll the grounds of Confederate Cemetery, and finally stop by Square Books.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Oxford vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Vicksburg to Oxford in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Vicksburg in October, with highs in Oxford at 73°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tupelo.

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Historic Sites Shopping
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Rowan Oak
Square Books
University of Mississippi

2
days
Tupelo

Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for gifts at Tupelo Hardware Company, see the interesting displays at Tupelo Automobile Museum, then contemplate the long history of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Oren Dunn City Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Brice's Crossroad's Visitors and Interpretive Center, cruise along Natchez Trace Parkway, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Tupelo National Battlefield.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Tupelo holiday planner.

Getting from Oxford to Tupelo by car takes about an hour. In October, daytime highs in Tupelo are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Muscle Shoals.

Things to do in Tupelo

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Brice's Crossroad's Visitors and Interpretive Center
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Tupelo Automobile Museum
Oren Dunn City Museum

1
day
Muscle Shoals

Muscle Shoals is the largest city in Colbert County, Alabama, United States. On the 8th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, then see the interesting displays at W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library, then contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum, and finally stroll through River Heritage Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Muscle Shoals trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tupelo to Muscle Shoals takes 2 hours. In October in Muscle Shoals, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Muscle Shoals

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Florence, Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
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Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum

2
days
Memphis

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 9th (Mon), try to win big at Gold Strike Casino, then admire the landmark architecture of Orpheum Theatre, and then stop by A. Schwab. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery and then get engrossed in the history at Mud Island River Park.

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Traveling by car from Muscle Shoals to Memphis takes 3 hours. In October in Memphis, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Memphis

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trip

Gold Strike Casino
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Gold Strike Casino
Mud Island River Park
Elmwood Cemetery

2
days
Chattanooga

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
On the 11th (Wed), examine the collection at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, then examine the collection at Hunter Museum of American Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bluff View Art District, and finally stop by Moonpie General Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, learn about winemaking at Georgia Winery, then take in the history at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Chattanooga takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Georgia Winery, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
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