10 days in Memphis & Mississippi Itinerary

10 days in Memphis & Mississippi Itinerary

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10 days in Memphis & Mississippi Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  5​h
1
Memphis
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Tupelo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Vicksburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
Memphis

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.
When in Memphis, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica, approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, get your game on at Sun Studio, and explore the galleries of Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Memphis online trip itinerary maker .

Detroit to Memphis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Memphis is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in December: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 55°F and lows are around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Tupelo.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Graceland ©
Graceland
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

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nights
Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. You've now added Natchez Trace Pkwy to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Tupelo side-trips: Starkville (Mississippi State University & Cullis & Gladys Wade Clock Museum). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stop by Margaretes Fine Chocolates, and make a trip to Vietnam Memorial Replica Wall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tupelo day trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Memphis to Tupelo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Tupelo sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Tupelo

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Starkville
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Natchez Trace Pkwy ©
Natchez Trace Pkwy
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Tupelo Automobile Museum
Mississippi State University ©
Mississippi State University

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nights
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Natchez (Longwood, St. Mary Basilica, & more) and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum (in Jackson). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, contemplate the long history of Martha Vick House, admire all the interesting features of Vicksburg Campaign Trail, and witness the site of a historic battle at Vicksburg National Military Park.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vicksburg vacation planner.

You can drive from Tupelo to Vicksburg in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. In January, daytime highs in Vicksburg are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Natchez, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
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Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ©
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park

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