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 The Blues Highway

13 day self-drive holiday exploring the delta blues and Deep South

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.

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

Includes flights from UK, car hire and accommodation
Fly into Nashville and out of New Orleans
You’ll drive approximately 750 miles in total
 Includes Memphis, Clarksdale, Vicksburg & New Orleans
Your trip can be tailored to suit your needs. 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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Your Itinerary

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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)

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Nashville,
TN

4 Star
Hotel

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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!

215
miles

Memphis,
TN

3 Star
Hotel

memphis road trip

Day 7:
Clarksdale

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

75
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Clarksdale,
MS

2 Star
Hotel

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Day 8:
Vicksburg

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.

145
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Vicksburg,
MS

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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.

215
miles

New Orleans,
LA

4 Star
Hotel

deep south roadtrip itinerary

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.

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 Why not add extra days or some side trips to your holiday? Here’s a few ideas...
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Car
Our standard prices include a small family car, but you can hire a convertible or SUV. Take a look at your car choice here.

Hotels
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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