10 days in Mississippi Itinerary

10 days in Mississippi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mississippi trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Tupelo
— 1 night
Drive
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Starkville
— 1 night
Drive
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Jackson
— 3 nights
Drive
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Natchez
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gulfport
— 2 nights
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Tupelo

— 1 night
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Natchez Trace Pkwy and then examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, make a trip to Vietnam Memorial Replica Wall, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tombigbee State Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tupelo travel route builder.

Durham to Tupelo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Tupelo is minus 1 hour. September in Tupelo sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Starkville.

Things to do in Tupelo

Scenic Drive · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Starkville

— 1 night
Starkville is a city in and the county seat of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): browse the collection at Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, then don't miss a visit to Mississippi State University, and then get engrossed in the history at Cobb Museum of Archaeology.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Starkville journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tupelo to Starkville takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Starkville are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Starkville

Museums

Jackson

— 3 nights
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Kids will appreciate attractions like Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and U.S.S. Cairo Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson: Vicksburg (Texas Monument, Vicksburg Campaign Trail, &more). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at Enter/Locked Escape Rooms, have fun and explore at Mississippi Children's Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Eudora Welty House and Garden.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Jackson trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Starkville to Jackson by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Natchez

— 2 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica, stroll around Bluff Park, then contemplate the long history of Longwood, and finally steep yourself in history at Rosalie Mansion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall, stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Windsor Ruins.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Natchez vacation planner.

Getting from Jackson to Natchez by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. September in Natchez sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gulfport.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Gulfport

— 2 nights
Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital, Jackson. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, contemplate the long history of Beauvoir, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Biloxi Beach. On the next day, take a tour by water with North Star Sailing Charters and then head outdoors with Dailey Charters.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gulfport trip tool.

You can drive from Natchez to Gulfport in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, train, and taxi; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gulfport

Outdoors · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trip

Mississippi travel guide

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Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.