8 days in Mississippi Itinerary

8 days in Mississippi Itinerary

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8 days in Mississippi Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  4​h
1
Tunica
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Tupelo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Gulfport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Natchez
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Vicksburg
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Chicago

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Tunica

Tunica ©
Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tunica online visit planner .

Chicago to Tunica is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in Tunica reach 49°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tupelo.

Things to do in Tunica

Casinos Fun & Games
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Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

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Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, then cruise along Natchez Trace Pkwy, and then look for gifts at Margaretes Fine Chocolates. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, see the interesting displays at Tupelo Automobile Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tupelo using our trip planner.

You can drive from Tunica to Tupelo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Tunica in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tupelo: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gulfport.

Things to do in Tupelo

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center
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Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum ©
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Tupelo Automobile Museum
Natchez Trace Pkwy ©
Natchez Trace Pkwy

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Gulfport

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 try to win big at IP Casino Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, kick back and relax at Biloxi Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Beauvoir.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gulfport online itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tupelo to Gulfport in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tupelo in December; daily highs in Gulfport reach 65°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Gulfport

Casinos Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Biloxi
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Beau Rivage Casino ©
Beau Rivage Casino
Beauvoir ©
Beauvoir
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi ©
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi

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Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Stanton Hall, steep yourself in history at Longwood, then contemplate the long history of Rosalie Mansion, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Melrose and then stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Natchez online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Gulfport to Natchez in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. Traveling from Gulfport in December, Natchez is slightly colder at night with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Longwood ©
Longwood
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Natchez City Cemetery ©
Natchez City Cemetery

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Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then don't miss a visit to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals, then witness the site of a historic battle at Vicksburg National Military Park, and finally don't miss a visit to McRaven House.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vicksburg trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Natchez to Vicksburg takes 1.5 hours. January in Vicksburg sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Vicksburg National Military Park ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Vicksburg Riverfront Murals ©
Vicksburg Riverfront Murals

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