40 days in Bowling Green, Mississippi & Houston Itinerary

40 days in Bowling Green, Mississippi & Houston Itinerary

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40 days in Bowling Green, Mississippi & Houston Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
1
Bowling Green
— 9 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Tupelo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Oxford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Clarksdale
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Greenville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Vicksburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Natchez
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Laurel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Biloxi
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Houston
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London

9
nights
Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium and Cummins Falls State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Downtown Franklin and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Site. Explore Bowling Green's surroundings by going to Cave City (Dinosaur World & Onyx Cave), Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum (in Horse Cave) and Franklin (Lotz House Museum & Carter House). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Lost River Cave, see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, and take an in-depth tour of South Union Shaker Village.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bowling Green journey app .

London, UK to Bowling Green is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Bowling Green is minus 6 hours. Traveling from London in September, expect Bowling Green to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 17°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tupelo.

Things to do in Bowling Green

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Franklin, Cave City, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum, Saunders Springs Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Take a break from the city and head to Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge and Natchez Trace Pkwy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum and Waverley Plantation Mansion. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tupelo: Tanglefoot Trail (in New Albany) and Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center (in Corinth). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum, get engrossed in the history at Brice's Crossroad's Visitors and Interpretive Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanglefoot Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tupelo holiday planner .

Getting from Bowling Green to Tupelo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In September, daily temperatures in Tupelo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oxford.

Things to do in Tupelo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Waverley Plantation Mansion, Tanglefoot Trail, Brice's Crossroad's Visitors and Interpretive Center, Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Tupelo Automobile Museum
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center ©

1
night
Oxford

Oxford ©
Oxford is a city in, and the county seat of, Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. On the 1st (Mon), look for gifts at Square Books, then admire all the interesting features of University of Mississippi, then stroll the grounds of Confederate Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Rowan Oak.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oxford online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Tupelo to Oxford in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Oxford

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Rowan Oak ©
Rowan Oak
University of Mississippi ©
University of Mississippi
Square Books ©
Square Books

1
night
Clarksdale

Clarksdale ©
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Rock & Blues Museum, take an in-depth tour of Delta Blues Museum, then view the masterpieces at Cat Head Delta Blues-Folk Arts, and finally don't miss a visit to The Crossroad.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Clarksdale day trip planner.

Getting from Oxford to Clarksdale by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oxford in October since evenings lows in Clarksdale dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Clarksdale

#Museums, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Delta Blues Museum ©
The Delta Blues Museum
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art ©
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art
The Rock & Blues Museum ©
The Rock & Blues Museum

2
nights
Greenville

Greenville ©
Greenville is a small city and the county seat of Washington County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Highway 61 Blues Museum, get engrossed in the history at Jim Henson Exhibit, then stop by Indianola Pecan House Inc, and finally see the interesting displays at B B King Museum & Delta. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Mississippi Delta and then contemplate the long history of Winterville Mounds.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Greenville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Clarksdale to Greenville takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Greenville are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Greenville

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Let the collections at U.S.S. Cairo Museum and Mississippi Museum of Natural Science capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Windsor Ruins and Old Courthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Vicksburg: Grand Gulf Military State Park (in Port Gibson) and Mississippi Children's Museum (in Jackson). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Vicksburg National Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Lower Mississippi River Museum, take in the history at Vicksburg National Military Park, and shop like a local with Attic Gallery.

You can plan Vicksburg trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Greenville to Vicksburg by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Vicksburg, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

Port Gibson, Jackson
Highlights from your plan
Windsor Ruins ©
Windsor Ruins
Vicksburg National Cemetery ©
Vicksburg National Cemetery

5
nights
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rosalie Mansion and Melrose. Step off the beaten path and head to Stanton Hall and Clark Creek Natural Area. Go for a jaunt from Natchez to McComb to see McComb Railroad Museum about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Auburn Museum & Historic Home, don't miss a visit to Emerald Mound, and look for gifts at Darby's.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Natchez trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Vicksburg to Natchez by car takes about 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Laurel.

Things to do in Natchez

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

McComb Railroad Museum, Clark Creek Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Natchez City Cemetery ©
Natchez City Cemetery
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Natchez National Cemetery ©
Natchez National Cemetery

1
night
Laurel

Laurel ©
Laurel is a city in and the second county seat of Jones County, Mississippi, United States. On the 14th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Laurel vacation planner.

Getting from Natchez to Laurel by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Laurel are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Biloxi.

Things to do in Laurel

#Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art ©
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Gulf Islands National Seashore - Mississippi District - Davis Bayou and Ship Island. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beauvoir and Biloxi Beach. Step out of Biloxi with an excursion to Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum in Bay Saint Louis--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Biloxi Lighthouse, admire the masterpieces at Walter Anderson Museum of Art, view the masterpieces at Shearwater Pottery Ltd, and play a few rounds at The Preserve Golf Club.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Biloxi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Laurel to Biloxi takes 2 hours. Traveling from Laurel in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Biloxi, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Biloxi

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ocean Springs, The Preserve Golf Club, Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum, Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Ship Island ©
Ship Island
Walter Anderson Museum of Art ©
Walter Anderson Museum of Art
Biloxi Lighthouse ©
Biloxi Lighthouse

6
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Do some cultural sightseeing at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Brazosport Museum-Natural Science. Museum-lovers will get to explore Blue Bell Creameries and Children's Museum of Houston. Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Big Thicket National Preserve (in Kountze), St Francis Wolf Sanctuary (in Montgomery) and Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, witness the site of a historic battle at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum Houston.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Houston trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Biloxi to Houston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October in Houston, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

La Porte, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Big Thicket National Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries
Battleship Texas State Historic Site ©
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

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