6 days in Mississippi Itinerary

6 days in Mississippi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mississippi attractions planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Gulfport
— 1 night
Drive
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Natchez
— 1 night
Drive
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Vicksburg
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tupelo
— 2 nights
Fly

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Gulfport

— 1 night
Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital, Jackson. On the 23rd (Sun), try your luck at IP Casino Resort, try your luck at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi, and then make a trip to Hurricane Katrina Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Beauvoir, then stroll through Biloxi Beach, then try to win big at Beau Rivage Casino, and finally take in the waterfront at Biloxi Lighthouse Pier.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gulfport road trip site.

New York City to Gulfport is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Gulfport. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Gulfport reach 82°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Gulfport

Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Natchez

— 1 night
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica, make a trip to Longwood, then explore the galleries of Rosalie Mansion, and finally contemplate the long history of Stanton Hall.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Natchez travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Gulfport to Natchez takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Natchez when traveling from Gulfport in May, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Museums

Vicksburg

— 1 night
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals, explore the galleries of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then walk around Texas Monument, and finally make a trip to McRaven House.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vicksburg trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Natchez to Vicksburg takes 1.5 hours. In May in Vicksburg, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tupelo.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Tupelo

— 2 nights
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum, contemplate the long history of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, and then make a trip to Vietnam Memorial Replica Wall. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Margaretes Fine Chocolates and then explore and take pictures at Natchez Trace Pkwy.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tupelo online itinerary builder.

Getting from Vicksburg to Tupelo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tupelo

Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

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.