9 days in Mississippi, Texas Gulf Coast & Alabama Itinerary

9 days in Mississippi, Texas Gulf Coast & Alabama Itinerary

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9 days in Mississippi, Texas Gulf Coast & Alabama Itinerary

Charlotte
Drive:  4​h
Tunica
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
Houston
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
Gulf Shores
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
Charlotte

1
day
Tunica

Tunica ©
Tunica is a town in Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. On the 30th (Fri), examine the collection at Tunica Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tunica holiday planner.

Charlotte to Tunica is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to Tunica due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

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Tunica Museum ©
Tunica Museum

2
days
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and then stroll through Water Wall. On your second day here, play a few rounds at Hermann Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Houston Zoo.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Houston custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Tunica to Houston in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tunica in March, with highs in Houston at 73°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

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Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

2
days
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): head off the coast to Padre Island National Seashore. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at USS LEXINGTON and then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi online itinerary creator.

Fly from Houston to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Corpus Christi can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Port Aransas Beach
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Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
USS LEXINGTON ©
USS LEXINGTON

1
day
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores
Gulf Shores is a coastal city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gulf Shores holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Corpus Christi to Gulf Shores in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, Gulf Shores is a bit cooler than Corpus Christi - with highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Museums Parks Beaches

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Pensacola, Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District
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National Naval Aviation Museum
National Naval Aviation Museum
Pensacola Lighthouse
Pensacola Lighthouse

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