deep south itinerary

 Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, North & South Carolina

The deep south is not only famous for country, blue and jazz music, but also for their hospitality and delicious food.

This region includes the Appalachian Mountains, Tennessee, New Orleans, Memphis and of course Nashville; the country music capital of the world. Maybe you’d like to drive the fabulous Blue Ridge Parkway or maybe country, blues and jazz music will welcome you in Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. If you can’t decide or want something totally different to our choices? That’s no problem, we’ll build a unique tailor made road trip just for you.

Here are a few of our standard trips. Remember - All our road trips can be shortened or extra nights added to suit your own requirements. We love building tailor made trips!

When to Visit

April - May & September - October: Days are warm, but not too hot. Evenings can be cool.

June - August: From late June through the summer months the Deep South can get very hot in the day.


Summer daytime temperatures are generally in the 27-32°C range, although they can occasionally reach 38°C (100°F).
Winter daytime temperatures are usually in the 1 to 4°C range, occasionally dropping to zero or below.

Other Info

Flight time from UK: Approx 8-9 hours.
Time difference: 5-6 hours behind UK.

Mardi Gras, the famous party held in New Orleans is next on 16th February 2021.

The Blues Highway

After a couple of days enjoying Nashville, known as "Music City", you’ll follow the Blues Highway south through Memphis, Clarkesdale and Vicksburg. Explore the delta blues music and the culture of the Deep South finishing your trip in amazing New Orleans

11 days from £1999 pp
inc flights, car & hotels

Deep South Loop

Starting in Atlanta, you’ll visit Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans; all great musical cities on this epic music tour before heading through Alabama and back into Georgia. You’ll be able to experience the locations of some of the civil rights events and of course there is the southern food.

14 days from £2399 pp 
inc flights, car & hotels

Mountains & Coast

Spend several days in the Blue Ridge Mountains exploring the Great Smoky Mountains and driving the Blue Ridge Parkway before a leisurely tour through Atlanta, Savannah, Hilton Head Island, Charleston and Charlotte.

16 days:
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Time of Your Life

This 11 night holiday includes Dollywood Theme Park admission, staying at the Dolly Parton’s DreamMore Resort. You ‘ll also stay in the hotel used for Dirty Dancing and visit Nashville with tickets for the Grand Ole Opry included!

13 days:
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Blue Ridge Parkway

Surely one of the best drives in the USA! You’ll enjoy the great Skyline Drive through Shemandoah National Park before cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky National Park before spending your final 3 nights in Nashville, home of Country Music.

15 days:
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Austin to New Orleans

From Austin, dubbed the “Live Music Capital of the World” you’ll head south to San Antonio, site of the Alamo for a couple of nights. Then head east to Houston, Lake Charles and finally New Orleans where you’ll stay in the famous French Quarter;  you can explore New Orleans on foot and public transport and enjoy their food, architecture, music and culture  

14 days:
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Tailor Made Trip!

Having trouble finding the trip for you? Tell us what you’re looking for from your road trip and our travel experts will design a bespoke holiday just for you at no additional cost.

Your Trip:
Your Duration & Budget!

Time of Your Life

This 11 night holiday includes Dollywood Theme Park admission, staying at the Dolly Parton’s DreamMore Resort. You ‘ll also stay in the hotel used for Dirty Dancing and visit Nashville with tickets for the Grand Ole Opry included!

11 nights:
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Included in Every Holiday
  • Fully Insured Car Hire

  • Any One-Way Car Rental Fees

  • Return Flights from the UK

  • Outbound Airport Lounge Access

    Handpicked Hotels

    Personalised Itinerary

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Your Travel Pack
  • Before you leave for your trip, we'll send you a fully personalised travel pack including full itinerary, vouchers for your flights, car and hotels, your airport VIP lounge passes, luggage labels and straps and a USA mobile phone with SatNav* all in a handy wallet.

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