Flying into Nashville, you’ll spend a couple of nights enjoying Music City before heading down to Memphis, the home of Elvis and of course Graceland. You’ll then roughly follow the Mississippi River and Route 61, otherwise known as the Blues Highway south through Vicksburg and on to New Orleans, known as The Big Easy and famous for Mardi Gras, southern food and jazz.
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Days 1 - 3:
Nashville (3 nights)
Fly into Nashville for your first 3 nights, the home of country music. Major attractions include the Country Music Hall of Fame, historic RCA Studio B and the Johnny Cash Museum. In the evenings head downtown to watch live music and you must watch a show at the Grand Ole Opry! (pictured)
Days 4 - 6:
Memphis (3 nights)
For the next three 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!
Heading along legendary Highway 61 and into Mississippi, stop at Tunica for the Gateway to the Blues Museum and lunch before heading down to Clarksdale. According to legend, the great blues guitarist Robert Johnson met the devil at the crossroads of highways 61 and 49 here in Clarksdale
If you have an extra day available, Vicksburg is somewhere you may want to stay 2 nights. Let us know if this is the case. Vicksburg is home to some of the most significant civil war battles and the National Military Park, part of the National Parks Service.
Days 9 - 11:
New Orleans (3 nights)
For your final leg of the trip, you’ll head down to the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans. You’ll be here for three nights to enjoy the jazz music and southern hospitality and maybe a riverboat dinner cruise on the Mississippi. You’ll likely find yourself drawn to the French Quarter with its stunning architecture and live music.
Days 12 & 13:
New Orleans & Fly Home
Enjoy your final morning in The Big Easy by perhaps visiting the Garden District or taking one of the many tours. This evening you’ll catch your overnight flight back to the UK.
Our standard prices include a small family car, but you can hire a convertible or SUV. Take a look at your car choice here.
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