22 days in Mississippi Itinerary

22 days in Mississippi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mississippi holiday planner

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Fly to Alexandria, Taxi to Natchez
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Natchez
— 4 nights
Drive
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Biloxi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hattiesburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jackson
— 5 nights
Drive
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Starkville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tupelo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tunica
— 1 night
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Natchez

— 4 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Step out of Natchez with an excursion to Windsor Ruins in Port Gibson--about 52 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Melrose. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Longwood, stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of First Presbyterian Church, and take an in-depth tour of Rosalie Mansion.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Natchez tour itinerary site.

Austin to Natchez is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Natchez sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Biloxi.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Biloxi

— 4 nights

Playground of the South

A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
Biloxi is known for casinos, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Dailey Charters, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, try your luck at Beau Rivage Casino, and explore the world behind art at Walter Anderson Museum of Art.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Biloxi online attractions planner.

Getting from Natchez to Biloxi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Biloxi when traveling from Natchez in May, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hattiesburg.

Things to do in Biloxi

Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hattiesburg

— 2 nights
Hattiesburg is a city in the U.S. state of Mississippi, primarily in Forrest County (where it is the county seat) and extending west into Lamar County. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get outside with Longleaf Trace, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hattiesburg Zoo, and then admire the striking features of Hattiesburg Station. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, admire the masterpieces at Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, and then contemplate the long history of Landrum's Homestead & Village.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hattiesburg trip maker website.

Getting from Biloxi to Hattiesburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Biloxi in May, Hattiesburg is little chillier at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Hattiesburg

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jackson

— 5 nights
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Venture out of the city with trips to Mississippi Delta (in Belzoni), Vicksburg (Vicksburg National Cemetery, U.S.S. Cairo Museum, &more) and B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center (in Indianola). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Mississippi State Capitol, head outdoors with Trustmark Park, and stroll around Flowood Nature Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jackson trip planning site.

Getting from Hattiesburg to Jackson by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Starkville.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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 19th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Cobb Museum of Archaeology, then don't miss a visit to Mississippi State University, and then take an in-depth tour of Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at Cullis & Gladys Wade Clock Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, and then tee off at Old Waverly.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Starkville online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson to Starkville takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Starkville, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Tupelo.

Things to do in Starkville

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Tupelo

— 3 nights
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Explore Tupelo's surroundings by going to Oxford (Thacker Mountain Rail Trail & Rowan Oak). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum, make a trip to Vietnam Memorial Replica Wall, contemplate the long history of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Tupelo Veteran's Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tupelo trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Starkville to Tupelo by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Tunica.

Things to do in Tupelo

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Tunica

— 1 night
Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): try to win big at Gold Strike Casino, try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica, and then try your luck at Tunica Roadhouse Casino.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tunica trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Tupelo to Tunica by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Tunica, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tunica

Fun & Games · Casinos

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.