32 days in Mississippi Itinerary

32 days in Mississippi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mississippi travel planner

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Tunica
— 4 nights
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Oxford
— 3 nights
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Tupelo
— 2 nights
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West Point
— 1 night
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Indianola
— 2 nights
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Pearl
— 2 nights
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Vicksburg
— 4 nights
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Natchez
— 5 nights
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Hattiesburg
— 3 nights
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Biloxi
— 5 nights
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Tunica

— 4 nights
Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. Explore Tunica's surroundings by going to Clarksdale (Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, The Delta Blues Museum, &more). There's much more to do: try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica, examine the collection at Tunica Museum, and tee off at River Bend Links.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tunica road trip tool.

Phoenix to Tunica is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in April, expect Tunica to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Tunica

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Oxford

— 3 nights
Oxford is a city in, and the county seat of, Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. On the 5th (Sat), stop by Square Books, then stroll the grounds of Confederate Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Rowan Oak, and finally deepen your understanding at University of Mississippi. On the next day, play a few rounds at Kirkwood National Golf Club and then admire the majestic nature at Wall Doxey State Park.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Oxford attractions planner.

Drive from Tunica to Oxford in 1.5 hours. May in Oxford sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tupelo.

Things to do in Oxford

Golf · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tupelo

— 2 nights
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. On the 7th (Mon), look for gifts at Tupelo Hardware Company, then examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum, then browse the exhibits of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Brice's Crossroads National Battlefield. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Oren Dunn City Museum, then stroll around Ballard Park, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Tupelo National Battlefield.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tupelo journey maker app.

Getting from Oxford to Tupelo by car takes about an hour. May in Tupelo sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to West Point.

Things to do in Tupelo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

West Point

— 1 night
West Point is a city in Clay County, Mississippi, in the Golden Triangle region of the state. On the 9th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Mississippi State University, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Friendship Cemetery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Waverley Plantation Mansion. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Old Waverly.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our West Point trip planner.

Drive from Tupelo to West Point in an hour. May in West Point sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Indianola.

Things to do in West Point

Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Indianola

— 2 nights
Indianola is a city in Sunflower County, Mississippi, United States, in the Mississippi Delta. On the 11th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Leroy Percy State Park and then cruise along Mississippi Delta. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Jim Henson Exhibit, then examine the collection at Highway 61 Blues Museum, and then examine the collection at B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Indianola trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from West Point to Indianola takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Indianola can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Pearl.

Things to do in Indianola

Museums · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Pearl

— 2 nights
Pearl is a city in Rankin County, Mississippi located on the east side of the Pearl River from the state capital of Jackson. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll around Winner's Circle Park, stop by Lemuria Books, and then get outside with Trustmark Park. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, then ponder the world of politics at Mississippi State Capitol, and then see the interesting displays at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pearl trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Indianola to Pearl takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Pearl

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vicksburg

— 4 nights
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Gibson (Grand Gulf Military Park & Windsor Ruins). There's lots more to do: stroll through Texas Monument, don't miss a visit to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals, ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse, and examine the collection at Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vicksburg day trip app.

Drive from Pearl to Vicksburg in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Casinos

Side Trip

Natchez

— 5 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Melrose. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica, stroll the grounds of Natchez National Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Stratton Chapel Gallery, and walk around Bluff Park.

Find out how to plan Natchez trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Vicksburg to Natchez in 1.5 hours. In May in Natchez, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Hattiesburg.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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. Take a break from Hattiesburg with a short trip to Flint Creek Water Park in Wiggins, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Hattiesburg Zoo, browse the different shops at Turtle Creek Mall, learn about all things military at Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Paul B. Johnson State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hattiesburg online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Natchez to Hattiesburg takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hattiesburg are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Biloxi.

Things to do in Hattiesburg

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Biloxi

— 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Biloxi to Long Beach to see Friendship Oak about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: try your luck at Beau Rivage Casino, stop by Shearwater Pottery, catch a live event at MGM Park, and get a new perspective on things with Ship Island Excursions.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Biloxi trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Hattiesburg to Biloxi in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hattiesburg in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Biloxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Biloxi

Casinos · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.