day 1 (will leave ATL in the afternoon)- drive to Mobile Area
Day 3-5- New Orleans
Day 7- Vicksburg (night drive approx half way back to ATL 2/3 hrs)
Day 8- Drive back to ATL for flight home.
the 1st part of the itinerary seems to work well. I am a little concerned about Natchez/Vicksburg. It adds an additional 4 hrs and makes the plan feel very tight and we will be hoping in/out of the car too much.
I haven't been able to come up with a better alternative other than spend more time in New Orleans or Atlanta.