8 days in Mississippi Itinerary

8 days in Mississippi Itinerary

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Gulfport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Natchez
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vicksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tupelo
— 1 night
Fly

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Gulfport

Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital, Jackson. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center and Walter Anderson Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gulfport: Gulf Islands National Seashore (in Ocean Springs) and Biloxi Bay Bridge (in Biloxi). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, make a trip to Hurricane Katrina Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Biloxi Cemetery, and walk around Jones Park.

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Columbus to Gulfport is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Columbus in November, expect Gulfport to be somewhat warmer, temps between 70°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Gulfport

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Natchez

Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 12th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Old South Winery, then don't miss a visit to William Johnson House, then contemplate the long history of First Presbyterian Church, and finally stroll around Bluff Park. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Natchez National Cemetery, admire the natural beauty at Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens, and then identify plant and animal life at Clark Creek Natural Area.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Natchez trip builder site.

You can drive from Gulfport to Natchez in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Natchez

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trip

2
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Vicksburg

Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center and then steep yourself in history at Windsor Ruins. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Mississippi State Capitol, admire the landmark architecture of Old Capitol Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, and finally make a trip to McRaven House.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vicksburg trip planner.

Getting from Natchez to Vicksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Vicksburg are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tupelo.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Tupelo

Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. On the 16th (Sat), stop by Tupelo Hardware Company and then take an in-depth tour of Tupelo Veteran's Museum.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tupelo sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Vicksburg to Tupelo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Vicksburg in November, you will find days in Tupelo are a bit cooler (64°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tupelo

Museums · Shopping

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.