I am looking for some advice on my up coming road trip to the Deep South. I am nearly there with my itinerary but am stuck on a section between Baton Rouge and Clarksdale, we will be doing this stretch in one day so a distance of 5.5 hours. We are hoping to leave early in the morning and wanting to pick up the Natchez Trace but are wondering where to stop off en route for a couple of hours. The most logical stop would be Jackson which seems to be midway but i'm wondering if the city is too big for a couple of hours? Alternatively we could stop in Natchez but that would leave a long drive on the other side.
This is our first trip to the states so we want to make the most of every moment - it's our belated honeymoon.
Any advice from you guys would be greatly appreciated.