14 days in Alabama & Mississippi Itinerary

14 days in Alabama & Mississippi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Decatur
— 3 nights
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Montgomery
— 3 nights
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Fairhope
— 3 nights
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Starkville
— 2 nights
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Tupelo
— 2 nights
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Decatur

— 3 nights
Decatur is a city in Morgan and Limestone counties in the State of Alabama. Get out of town with these interesting Decatur side-trips: Ivy Green (in Tuscumbia), Journey Therapeutic Massage (in Madison) and Ave Maria Grotto (in Cullman). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Old Decatur Historic District, relax in the rural setting at Isom's Orchard, stop by Beehive Bathhouse, and see the interesting displays at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Decatur trip builder site.

Saint Louis to Decatur is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Saint Louis, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Decatur, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Decatur

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 3 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Montgomery is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, get engrossed in the history at Freedom Rides Museum, contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and meet the residents at Montgomery Zoo.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Montgomery trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Decatur to Montgomery takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in November, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Fairhope.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Fairhope

— 3 nights
Fairhope is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States, on a sloping plateau, along the cliffs and shoreline of Mobile Bay. On the 22nd (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Historic Blakeley State Park, don't miss a visit to Tolstoy Park, then make a trip to Fairhope Avenue, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Fairhope Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Foley Art Center, take an in-depth tour of Holmes Medical Museum, see the interesting displays at Foley Railroad Museum, then look for gifts at B & B Pecan Co., and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fairhope Municipal Pier.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fairhope day trip website.

You can drive from Montgomery to Fairhope in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in November, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Starkville.

Things to do in Fairhope

Museums · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Starkville

— 2 nights
Starkville is a city in and the county seat of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Cullis & Gladys Wade Clock Museum, then make a trip to Mississippi State University, then get engrossed in the history at Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, and finally get engrossed in the history at Cobb Museum of Archaeology. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of The Cotton District, play a few rounds at Old Waverly, then admire the landmark architecture of Waverley Plantation Mansion, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Friendship Cemetery.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Starkville day trip tool.

Drive from Fairhope to Starkville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Fairhope in November; daily highs in Starkville reach 63°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Tupelo.

Things to do in Starkville

Museums · Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tupelo

— 2 nights
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tupelo: Shiloh National Military Park (in Shiloh) and Oxford (Southside Gallery & University of Mississippi). There's lots more to do: cruise along Natchez Trace Pkwy, examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum, steep yourself in history at Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, and stop by Tupelo Hardware Company.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tupelo trip planner.

Drive from Starkville to Tupelo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Tupelo, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Tupelo

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.

Mississippi travel guide

3.5
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.