11 days in Gulf Shores & Mississippi Itinerary

11 days in Gulf Shores & Mississippi Itinerary

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11 days in Gulf Shores & Mississippi Itinerary

Start: Richmond
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Gulf Shores
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Vicksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Tupelo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Richmond

5
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Shop till you drop at Tanger Outlets Foley and Pottery Central World Headquarters. You'll get in some beach time at Pensacola Beach and Henderson Beach State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Gulf Shores side-trips: Navarre Beach (in Navarre), Pensacola (Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, National Naval Aviation Museum, & more) and Innerlight Surf Shop (in Pensacola Beach). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Bamahenge, take in panoramic vistas at Wharf Ferris Wheel, and view the masterpieces at Foley Art Center.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Gulf Shores trip itinerary planning website .

Richmond to Gulf Shores is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Richmond to Gulf Shores. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pensacola, Orange Beach, Foley, Pensacola Beach, Bamahenge
Highlights from your plan
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach

3
nights
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Do your shopping at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Attic Gallery. Appreciate the collections at U.S.S. Cairo Museum and Rosalie Mansion. Change things up with these side-trips from Vicksburg: Lemuria Books (in Jackson) and Natchez (St. Mary Basilica, Natchez City Cemetery, & more). There's still lots to do: walk around Vicksburg National Military Park and stroll the grounds of Vicksburg National Cemetery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vicksburg trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gulf Shores to Vicksburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. In August, daily temperatures in Vicksburg can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tupelo.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Natchez, Jackson
Highlights from your plan
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Longwood ©
Longwood

2
nights
Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for gifts at Tupelo Hardware Company, explore the galleries of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, then see the interesting displays at Tupelo Automobile Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Mall at Barnes Crossing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Natchez Trace Pkwy.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tupelo road trip planner.

You can drive from Vicksburg to Tupelo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Tupelo can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tupelo

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum ©
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Tupelo Automobile Museum
Natchez Trace Pkwy ©
Natchez Trace Pkwy

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