15 days in Mississippi & New Orleans Itinerary

15 days in Mississippi & New Orleans Itinerary

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15 days in Mississippi & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tunica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Oxford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tupelo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Indianola
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Vicksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Natchez
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Biloxi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Tunica

Tunica ©
Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. On the 18th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Tunica Museum, then try your luck at Gold Strike Casino, and then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Tunica travel route tool .

Toronto, Canada to Tunica is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Tunica reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oxford.

Things to do in Tunica

Casinos Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica
Tunica Museum ©
Tunica Museum

1
night
Oxford

Oxford ©
Oxford is a city in, and the county seat of, Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, then contemplate the long history of Rowan Oak, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Confederate Cemetery.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Oxford day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Tunica to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. August in Oxford sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tupelo.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rowan Oak ©
Rowan Oak
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium ©
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium

1
night
Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, take a memorable drive along Natchez Trace Pkwy, and then see the interesting displays at Tupelo Automobile Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tupelo day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Oxford to Tupelo takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Indianola.

Things to do in Tupelo

Historic Sites Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
Natchez Trace Pkwy ©
Natchez Trace Pkwy
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Tupelo Automobile Museum
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum ©
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum

1
night
Indianola

Indianola ©
Indianola is a city in Sunflower County, Mississippi, United States, in the Mississippi Delta. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Highway 61 Blues Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Jim Henson Exhibit, then stop by Indianola Pecan House, and finally examine the collection at B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Indianola online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tupelo to Indianola takes 3 hours. August in Indianola sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Indianola

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Leland
Highlights from your plan
Highway 61 Blues Museum ©
Highway 61 Blues Museum
Jim Henson Exhibit ©
Jim Henson Exhibit

1
night
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Vicksburg National Military Park, then get engrossed in the history at Old Court House Museum - Eva W. Davis Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse.

Plan trip to Vicksburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Indianola to Vicksburg by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Vicksburg can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum

2
nights
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens, steep yourself in history at Dunleith Historic Inn, don't miss a visit to Longwood, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica, and finally admire the striking features of Magnolia Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natchez National Historical Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Natchez trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to Natchez takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Natchez can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Biloxi.

Things to do in Natchez

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Natchez National Historical Park ©
Natchez National Historical Park
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Longwood ©
Longwood

2
nights
Biloxi

Biloxi ©
A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
On the 25th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, admire all the interesting features of MGM Park, and then step off the mainland to explore Ship Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): look for gifts at The Art House, then play a few rounds at The Preserve Golf Club, then take in the views from Biloxi Bay Bridge, and finally enjoy the sea views from Biloxi Lighthouse.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Biloxi journey builder app .

You can drive from Natchez to Biloxi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. August in Biloxi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Biloxi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Preserve Golf Club, The Art House
Highlights from your plan
MGM Park ©
MGM Park
Biloxi Bay Bridge ©
Biloxi Bay Bridge

5
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Biloxi to New Orleans by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Biloxi in August, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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