8 days in Mississippi Itinerary

8 days in Mississippi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mississippi trip itinerary planner
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Vicksburg
— 1 night
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Natchez
— 1 night
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Gulfport
— 3 nights
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Tupelo
— 2 nights
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Vicksburg — 1 night

Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. On the 24th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then take in the history at Vicksburg National Military Park, and then don't miss a visit to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vicksburg day trip app.

Anchorage to Vicksburg is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Anchorage in June: highs in Vicksburg hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Natchez.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Natchez — 1 night

Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, make a trip to Longwood, then get engrossed in the history at Rosalie Mansion, and finally steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Natchez travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Vicksburg to Natchez in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gulfport.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Gulfport — 3 nights

Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital, Jackson. Explore Gulfport's surroundings by going to Slidell (Tammany Trace & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Fallen Oak Golf Course (in Saucier). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, have fun and explore at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Rose de Lima Catholic Church, and steep yourself in history at Beauvoir.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gulfport trip builder website.

You can drive from Natchez to Gulfport in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. In June in Gulfport, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tupelo.
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Tupelo — 2 nights

Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): cruise along Natchez Trace Pkwy and then examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Margaretes Fine Chocolates and then contemplate the long history of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Tupelo attractions planner.

Fly from Gulfport to Tupelo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Gulfport in June, Tupelo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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