Deep South Loop

14 day self-drive holiday touring the musical and historical cities of the Deep South

Includes flights from UK, car hire and accommodation
Fly into and out of Atlanta, Georgia
You’ll drive approximately 1450 miles in total
 Includes Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans & Montgomery
Extra days can easily be added or we can shorten the trip if preferred
Your full road trip pack and itinerary will be sent to you
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Flying into and out of Atlanta, Georgia you’ll visit Nashville, famous for Country music then Memphis, home of Elvis Presley and Blues music and then onto New Orleans, known for it’s Jazz scene. You’ll also be able to experience the locations of some of the civil rights events and of course there is the southern food as you head through Alabama and back into Georgia.

All our road trips can be shortened or extra nights added or modified with upgraded hotels, car etc. We love building tailor made trips!


Your Itinerary

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Days 1 & 2:
Arrive in Atlanta

Fly into Atlanta for your first two nights. You’ll be back here at the end of your trip but for now we recommend visiting Stone Mountain, a huge stone natural dome with a carved memorial to the confederacy in the side. There’s also  a historic town square with buildings dating from 1793, railroad, hiking trails and parks.

Fly into Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
2 Nights
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Days 3 & 4 
Nashville - Music City

Your next two nights will be in Nashville, the home of country music. Major attractions include the Country Music Hall of Fame, historic RCA Studio B and the Johnny Cash Museum are just a few of the highlights. In the evenings head down to the main strip to watch live music and you must watch a show at the Grand Ole Opry!  

Approx 250 miles
Nashville, TN
2 Nights
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Days 5 & 6:

For the next two nights you’ll be in Memphis, not only famous for Blues but also as the home of Elvis. Attractions include the site of Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination, Sun Studio; often thought of as the birthplace of Rock n Roll and of course Elvis’ Graceland. Food? BBQ of course!

 Approx 215 miles
Memphis, TN
2 Nights
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Day 7:
Civil War South

Drive further into the deep south past Vicksburg, one of the key sites in the Civil War. Your destination, Natchez, on the Mississippi River is rich in southern charm and history. It’s also the southern terminus of the historic Natchez Trace, the  old American Indian route from Natchez to Nashville. 

 Approx 295 miles
Natchez, MS
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Days 8 & 9:
Birthplace of Jazz

As you continue south alongside the Mississippi River through Baton Rouge, the Louisiana State Capital you'll arrive in New Orleans for the next two nights. Famous for its Mardi Gras street parties, you’ll likely find yourself drawn to the French Quarter with its stunning architecture and live music.

Approx 170 miles
New Orleans, LA
2 Nights
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Day 10:
Mobile, Alabama

Established in 1702, Mobile is one of the oldest cities in the USA, having once been the capital of the Louisiana territory and, at various times a colony of France, Britain, Spain and the Confederate States of America. Find great museums, architecture and delicious food here. You can often catch a wonderful sunset too!

Approx 145 miles
Mobile, AL
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Day 11:

As you head northeast back towards Georgia you’ll make an overnight stop in Montgomery, the Alabama State Capital. This city played a key role in the civil rights movement and you’ll be able to visit the Rosa Parks Museum where you can learn about the Montgomery bus boycott and events that led to the civil rights movement.

 Approx 170 miles
 Montgomery, AL
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Day 12:
Back in Atlanta

You’re on the final leg of your trip. Enjoy your drive through Alabama and Georgia as you head back to Atlanta. World of Coca-Cola is a great place to spend a couple of hours. You can even visit the location of the pharmacy from which the drink was originally sold.

 Approx 160 miles
 Atlanta, GA
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Day 13:
Final Morning in Atlanta

Enjoy your final morning in Atlanta relaxing. You might want to visit the Georgia Aquarium or the botanical gardens before you head home in the evening.

Fly out of Atlanta
Day 14:
Arrive back in UK

You’ll arrive back in the UK today. Thank you for booking your road trip with RouteTrip USA.

Arrive back in UK
 Why not add extra days or some side trips to your holiday? Here’s a few ideas...
Fancy an upgrade?

Our standard prices include a small family car, but you can hire a convertible or SUV. Take a look at your car choice here.

We are completely independent and have a wide choice of hotels. We can upgrade some or all of your hotels. Just ask us!

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