8 days in Mississippi Itinerary

8 days in Mississippi Itinerary

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Fly
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Tunica
— Few hours
Drive
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Tupelo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gulfport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Natchez
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vicksburg
— 1 night
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Tunica

Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. On the 27th (Fri), try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tunica trip maker.

Chicago to Tunica is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in Tunica reach 49°F and lows reach 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tupelo.

Things to do in Tunica

Casinos · Fun & Games
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Tupelo

Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, then cruise along Natchez Trace Pkwy, and then stop by Margaretes Fine Chocolates. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center and then examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tupelo trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tunica to Tupelo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Tunica in December, you will find days in Tupelo are a bit warmer (57°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gulfport.

Things to do in Tupelo

Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
nights
Gulfport

Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital, Jackson. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Hurricane Katrina Memorial, then try to win big at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi, then try to win big at Beau Rivage Casino, and finally get your game on at IP Casino Resort. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, kick back and relax at Biloxi Beach, and then make a trip to Beauvoir.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gulfport trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Tupelo to Gulfport takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tupelo in December, with highs in Gulfport at 65°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Gulfport

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

2
nights
Natchez

Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall, contemplate the long history of Longwood, then steep yourself in history at Rosalie Mansion, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Melrose and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez City Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Natchez road trip planning tool.

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. Traveling from Gulfport in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Natchez, with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Vicksburg

Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): step aboard U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then don't miss a visit to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals, then witness the site of a historic battle at Texas Monument, and finally make a trip to McRaven House.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vicksburg vacation maker app.

Drive from Natchez to Vicksburg in 1.5 hours. In January in Vicksburg, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Mississippi travel guide

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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.