19 days in Mississippi Itinerary

19 days in Mississippi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mississippi trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Jackson
— 5 nights
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Starkville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tupelo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Indianola
— 3 nights
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Tunica
— 3 nights
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Jackson

— 5 nights
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Explore Jackson's surroundings by going to Vicksburg (Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center, Old Courthouse, &more). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Mississippi Children's Museum, take an in-depth tour of Eudora Welty House and Garden, and find something for the whole family at DEFY Jackson (High Heaven).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson holiday planner.

Philadelphia to Jackson is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Jackson is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in May: high temperatures in Jackson hover around 82°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Starkville.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Starkville

— 3 nights
Starkville is a city in and the county seat of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Columbus (Friendship Cemetery & Stennis East Bank Recreation Area) and Choctaw (Pearl River Resort and Casino & Geyser Falls Water Theme Park). There's much more to do: make a trip to Mississippi State University, take an in-depth tour of Cullis & Gladys Wade Clock Museum, get advice or help at Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, and tee off at Old Waverly.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Starkville trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jackson to Starkville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Starkville when traveling from Jackson in May, with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tupelo.

Things to do in Starkville

Museums · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Tupelo

— 4 nights
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Venture out of the city with trips to Shiloh National Military Park (in Shiloh), Cherry Mansion (in Savannah) and Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center (in Corinth). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum, learn about all things military at Tupelo Veteran's Museum, contemplate the long history of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, and explore the world behind art at Southside Gallery.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tupelo trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Starkville to Tupelo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Indianola.

Things to do in Tupelo

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Indianola

— 3 nights
Indianola is a city in Sunflower County, Mississippi, United States, in the Mississippi Delta. Get out of town with these interesting Indianola side-trips: Mississippi Delta (in Belzoni), Cleveland (Dockery Farms, Martin & Sue King Railroad Museum, &more) and Grenada Lake (in Grenada). There's more to do: examine the collection at B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center and stop by Indianola Pecan House.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Indianola route planner.

Traveling by car from Tupelo to Indianola takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Indianola are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tunica.

Things to do in Indianola

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Tunica

— 3 nights
Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. Step out of Tunica to go to Hernando and see Cedar Hill Farm, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica, examine the collection at Tunica Museum, and walk around Tunica County River Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tunica visit planner.

You can drive from Indianola to Tunica in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Tunica are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Tunica

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Museums

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.