6 days in Mississippi Itinerary

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Gulfport — 1 night

Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital, Jackson. On the 21st (Wed), meet the residents at The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, examine the collection at Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum, and then stroll around Jones Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the engaging exhibits at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, kick back and relax at Biloxi Beach, then steep yourself in history at Beauvoir, and finally stop by Pass Christian Olive Oils and Vinegars.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gulfport trip maker website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Gulfport. December in Gulfport sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Tupelo.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
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Tupelo — 1 night

Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stop by Margaretes Fine Chocolates, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then steep yourself in history at Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Tupelo Automobile Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tupelo trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Gulfport to Tupelo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Gulfport in December, things will get little chillier in Tupelo: highs are around 57°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Jackson.
Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Jackson — 2 nights

Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vicksburg National Military Park, then take an in-depth tour of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, and then make a trip to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Mississippi Children's Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jackson road trip site.

Traveling by car from Tupelo to Jackson takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December in Jackson, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Natchez.
Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Natchez — 1 night

Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez City Cemetery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Longwood, and finally steep yourself in history at Rosalie Mansion.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Natchez trip planner.

Drive from Jackson to Natchez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. December in Natchez sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.
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Mississippi travel guide

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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.