56 days in Mississippi Itinerary

56 days in Mississippi Itinerary

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Tunica
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Oxford
— 5 nights
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Tupelo
— 6 nights
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West Point
— 4 nights
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Indianola
— 5 nights
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Vicksburg
— 6 nights
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Natchez
— 7 nights
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Ridgeland
— 5 nights
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Hattiesburg
— 5 nights
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Biloxi
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Tunica

— 5 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), The Lewis Ranch (in Nesbit) and Olive Branch (Cherokee Valley Golf Club & Olive Branch City Park). Next up on the itinerary: try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica, look for gifts at Southaven Towne Center, examine the collection at Tunica Museum, and stroll around Tunica County River Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tunica travel planner.

Detroit to Tunica is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Tunica is minus 1 hour. In November, Tunica is a bit warmer than Detroit - with highs of 60°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Tunica

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Oxford

— 5 nights
Oxford is a city in, and the county seat of, Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Holly Springs (Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, Wall Doxey State Park, &more), Grenada Lake (in Grenada) and John W. Kyle State Park (in Sardis). There's much more to do: see where the action happens at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, gain insight at University of Mississippi, look for gifts at Square Books, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Confederate Cemetery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Oxford trip builder site.

Drive from Tunica to Oxford in 1.5 hours. December in Oxford sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tupelo.

Things to do in Oxford

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Tupelo

— 6 nights
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Change things up with these side-trips from Tupelo: Corinth (Corinth Coke Museum & The Crossroads Museum). There's much more to do: cruise along Natchez Trace Pkwy, get engrossed in the history at Brice's Crossroad's Visitors and Interpretive Center, contemplate the long history of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, and see the interesting displays at Tupelo Automobile Museum.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Tupelo trip planner.

You can drive from Oxford to Tupelo in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to West Point.

Things to do in Tupelo

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

West Point

— 4 nights
West Point is a city in Clay County, Mississippi, in the Golden Triangle region of the state. Change things up with these side-trips from West Point: French Camp Academy (in French Camp), Legion State Park (in Louisville) and Choctaw (Pearl River Resort and Casino & Geyser Falls Water Theme Park). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Mississippi State University, stroll the grounds of Friendship Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Waverley Plantation Mansion, and tee off at Old Waverly.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our West Point online road trip planner.

You can drive from Tupelo to West Point in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Indianola.

Things to do in West Point

Theme Parks · Golf · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Indianola

— 5 nights
Indianola is a city in Sunflower County, Mississippi, United States, in the Mississippi Delta. Change things up with these side-trips from Indianola: McCarty's Pottery (in Merigold), Cleveland (GRAMMY Museum Mississippi & Dockery Farms) and Greenwood (TurnRow Book Company & The Mississippi Gift Company). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, identify plant and animal life at Greenville Cypress Preserve, try your luck at Harlow's Casino Resort & Spa, and take an in-depth tour of Jim Henson Exhibit.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Indianola vacation planner.

Getting from West Point to Indianola by car takes about 2.5 hours. December in Indianola sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Indianola

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vicksburg

— 6 nights
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Vicksburg: Port Gibson (Port Gibson, Mississippi, Grand Gulf Military Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vicksburg National Cemetery, ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse, and steep yourself in history at Anchuca Mansion.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vicksburg driving holiday app.

Drive from Indianola to Vicksburg in 2 hours. December in Vicksburg sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Natchez

— 7 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Step out of Natchez to go to Woodville and see Clark Creek Natural Area, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Natchez National Historical Park. Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Melrose. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, stroll the grounds of Natchez National Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture, and contemplate the long history of Stanton Hall.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Natchez trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to Natchez takes 1.5 hours. In December in Natchez, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ridgeland.

Things to do in Natchez

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Ridgeland

— 5 nights
Ridgeland is a city in Madison County, Mississippi. Step out of Ridgeland to go to Morton and see Roosevelt State Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mississippi State Capitol, look for gifts at Lemuria Books, immerse yourself in nature at LeFleur's Bluff State Park, and take a peaceful walk through Mississippi Petrified Forest.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ridgeland trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Natchez to Ridgeland takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ridgeland can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hattiesburg.

Things to do in Ridgeland

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hattiesburg

— 5 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Hattiesburg: Meridian (Bonita Lakes Mall & Bonita Lakes Park) and Mitchell Farms (in Collins). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Gatti Town Pizza Buffet & Games, head outdoors with Longleaf Trace, and get in on the family fun at UpDown Trampoline Park.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hattiesburg trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Ridgeland to Hattiesburg takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Hattiesburg can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Biloxi.

Things to do in Hattiesburg

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

Biloxi

— 7 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.
Relax by the water at Biloxi Beach and Front Beach. There's still lots to do: try your luck at Beau Rivage Casino, get your game on at IP Casino Resort, make a trip to Beauvoir, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Biloxi trip maker website.

Drive from Hattiesburg to Biloxi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in January, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Biloxi

Casinos · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Beaches

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.