60 days in Lake Itasca & Natchez Trace Itinerary

60 days in Lake Itasca & Natchez Trace Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Hector International Airport, Drive to Lake Itasca
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Lake Itasca
— 7 nights
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Drive to Hector International Airport, Fly to Monroe Regional Airport, Drive to Natchez
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Natchez
— 11 nights
Drive
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Jackson
— 8 nights
Drive
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French Camp
— 1 night
Drive
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Tupelo
— 5 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Hohenwald
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 22 nights
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Lake Itasca

— 7 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake Itasca: Palace Casino (in Cass Lake), Rydell National Wildlife Refuge (in Erskine) and Rabideau CCC camp (in Blackduck).

Plan my day in Lake Itasca using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

New York City to Lake Itasca is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Lake Itasca is minus 1 hour. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Lake Itasca, ranging from highs of 36°F to lows of 15°F. You will leave for Natchez on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Lake Itasca

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

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Natchez

— 11 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Natchez: Port Gibson (First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson & Windsor Ruins). Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Melrose. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall, and explore the world behind art at Stratton Chapel Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Natchez trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lake Itasca to Natchez. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Lake Itasca in March: high temperatures in Natchez hover around 69°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Jackson

— 8 nights
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Jackson is known for museums, childrens museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, admire the striking features of Old Capitol Museum, browse the exhibits of Eudora Welty House and Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Original First Baptist Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jackson trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Natchez to Jackson takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. In April in Jackson, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to French Camp.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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French Camp

— 1 night
French Camp is a town in Choctaw County, Mississippi, United States. On the 10th (Sun), gain insight at French Camp Academy.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the French Camp tour planner.

You can drive from Jackson to French Camp in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in French Camp when traveling from Jackson in April, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tupelo.
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Tupelo

— 5 nights
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. When in Tupelo, make a side trip to see Tishomingo State Park in Tishomingo, approximately Tishomingo away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Tupelo Automobile Museum, take a memorable drive along Natchez Trace Pkwy, explore the engaging exhibits at Healthworks!, and immerse yourself in nature at Tombigbee State Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tupelo attractions planning app.

You can drive from French Camp to Tupelo in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in April, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Tupelo

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Florence

— 4 nights
Florence is a city in and the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state's northwest corner.According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 39,319.Florence is the largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals" (which includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia metropolitan areas in Colbert and Lauderdale counties). Florence is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, meet the residents at University of North Alabama, and get engrossed in the history at Helen Keller Birthplace.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Tupelo to Florence by car takes about 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hohenwald.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Hohenwald

— 1 night
Hohenwald is a city in and the county seat of Lewis County, Tennessee. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Meriwether Lewis Park and Monument.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hohenwald itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Hohenwald takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Hohenwald can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Hohenwald

Historic Sites
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Nashville

— 22 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Franklin (Carter House, Franklin Glassblowing Studio, &more). The adventure continues: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nashville online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hohenwald to Nashville in 1.5 hours. In April in Nashville, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Side Trip

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