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 15​min
4
Vicksburg
— 3 nights
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. On the 9th (Sun), try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tunica online journey planner .

Chicago to Tunica is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in February, expect Tunica to be a bit warmer, temps between 53°F and 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to 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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for gifts at Margaretes Fine Chocolates, then steep yourself in history at Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Natchez Trace Pkwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Tupelo vacation planning site .

You can drive from Tunica to Tupelo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Gulfport.

Things to do in Tupelo

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
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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 12th (Wed): make a trip to Hurricane Katrina Memorial, then try your luck at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi, then try your luck at Beau Rivage Casino, and finally get your game on at IP Casino Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): meet the residents at The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, then don't miss a visit to Beauvoir, and then kick back and relax at Biloxi Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gulfport road trip app .

Getting from Tupelo to Gulfport by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Tupelo in February, things will get a bit warmer in Gulfport: highs are around 66°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Gulfport

Casinos Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Biloxi
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Beau Rivage Casino ©
Beau Rivage Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi ©
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies ©

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Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Vicksburg side-trips: Natchez (Natchez City Cemetery, Stanton Hall, & more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum, don't miss a visit to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals, snap pictures at Vicksburg Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vicksburg National Military Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vicksburg road trip planner.

Drive from Gulfport to Vicksburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Vicksburg when traveling from Gulfport in February, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Natchez
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Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
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