30 days in Mississippi Itinerary

30 days in Mississippi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mississippi planner

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Tupelo
— 3 nights
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Starkville
— 2 nights
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Jackson
— 5 nights
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Hattiesburg
— 3 nights
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Biloxi
— 6 nights
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Natchez
— 6 nights
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Indianola
— 2 nights
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Tunica
— 2 nights
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Tupelo

— 3 nights
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tupelo: Oxford (University of Mississippi, Rowan Oak, &more), Corinth (Borroum's Drug Store and Soda Fountain & Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center) and Park Along the River and Mississippi Arboretum (in New Albany). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum, don't miss a visit to Vietnam Memorial Replica Wall, explore the galleries of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, and explore and take pictures at Natchez Trace Pkwy.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tupelo trip planner.

Phoenix to Tupelo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In August, Tupelo is slightly colder than Phoenix - with highs of 90°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Starkville.

Things to do in Tupelo

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Starkville

— 2 nights
Starkville is a city in and the county seat of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, then make a trip to Mississippi State University, then get engrossed in the history at Cullis & Gladys Wade Clock Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Cobb Museum of Archaeology. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge and then stroll the grounds of Friendship Cemetery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Starkville trip planning app.

You can drive from Tupelo to Starkville in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Starkville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Starkville

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 Vicksburg (Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center, Vicksburg National Cemetery, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lucky Town Brewing Co., stroll around Winner's Circle Park, and stop by Lemuria Books.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jackson trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Starkville to Jackson takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Starkville in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Jackson, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hattiesburg.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Hattiesburg

— 3 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. Get out of town with these interesting Hattiesburg side-trips: Mitchell Farms (in Collins) and Laurel (Landrum's Homestead & Village & Lauren Rogers Museum of Art). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Longleaf Trace, take in nature's colorful creations at Medicine Wheel Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hattiesburg Zoo, and immerse yourself in nature at Paul B. Johnson State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hattiesburg trip planner.

You can drive from Jackson to Hattiesburg in 2 hours. August in Hattiesburg sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Biloxi.

Things to do in Hattiesburg

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Biloxi

— 6 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: try to win big at Beau Rivage Casino, examine the collection at Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum, head outdoors with Dailey Charters, and make a trip to Hurricane Katrina Memorial.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Biloxi road trip site.

Traveling by car from Hattiesburg to Biloxi takes 1.5 hours. In September in Biloxi, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Biloxi

Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Natchez

— 6 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Natchez: Port Gibson (Windsor Ruins & First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Melrose. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica, contemplate the long history of Stanton Hall, make a trip to Choctaw Hall, and admire the masterpieces at Stratton Chapel Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Natchez trip planner.

Traveling by car from Biloxi to Natchez takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Indianola.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Indianola

— 2 nights
Indianola is a city in Sunflower County, Mississippi, United States, in the Mississippi Delta. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, then stop by Indianola Pecan House, and then explore the activities along Mississippi Delta. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, then see the interesting displays at Martin & Sue King Railroad Museum, and then relax in the rural setting at Dockery Farms.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Indianola trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Natchez to Indianola in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Indianola are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tunica.

Things to do in Indianola

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Tunica

— 2 nights
Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): try to win big at Gold Strike Casino, try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica, and then try your luck at Tunica Roadhouse Casino. Keep things going the next day: try your luck at Hollywood Casino Tunica, then try to win big at Sam's Town Casino, and then walk around Tunica County River Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tunica online trip builder.

Drive from Indianola to Tunica in 2 hours. Traveling from Indianola in September, expect nights in Tunica to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 85°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tunica

Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks

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.