Two nights in New Orleans, one night in Jackson, two nights in Memphis, and two nights in Nashville, including car hire for the full duration.
Your seven-night Deep South Self Drive holiday gets underway with your flight from the UK to New Orleans. Pick up your hire car and stay for two nights in New Orleans, close to the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, St Louis Cathedral, and Audubon Park. Next, you'll spend one night in Jackson with LeFleur's Bluff State Park, Old Capitol Museum, Mississippi Agriculture Museum, and the Fondren District easily accessible.
On Day 4, drive to the musical city of Memphis for two nights; Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, BB King's Blues Club, STAX Museum of American Soul and Sun Studios, and the iconic Graceland are all within easy reach. Finally continue on to Nashville for the final two nights of your trip to make the most of the Grand Ole Opry House, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Ryman Auditorium, Johnny Cash Museum, Cheekwood, and Nashville Zoo at Grassmere nearby.
On Day 8, drive back to the airport for your flight home to the UK with memories to last a lifetime.
|Day 1-2||New Orleans - Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome|
|Day 3||Jackson - Courtyard by Marriott|
|Day 4-5||Memphis - Guest House at Graceland|
|Day 6-7||Nashville - Holiday Inn, Vanderbilt|
|Day 8||Nashville to UK|
Your Deep South Self Drive holiday starts with your flight from the UK to the USA city of New Orleans where you'll check into your chosen hotel for a two-night stay.
Set on the Mississippi River near the Gulf of Mexico, the Louisiana city of New Orleans is nicknamed the "Big Easy" and is known for its non-stop nightlife, vibrant live music scene, and authentic spicy cuisine. The city's historic heart, French Quarter, is bustling with night-time antics and colourful architecture; Bourbon Street is particularly known for its jazz clubs and constant lively atmosphere. Jackson Square attracts artists and performers as they showcase their works in the setting of the 1721 green park.
The soaring St Louis Cathedral displays beautiful stained-glass windows and painted ceilings to give you a flavour of 18th-century history. Pack a picnic and take a stroll around the oak-tree filled Audubon Park or call by the French Market to marvel at the clothing, unique souvenirs, and sweet treats. The National WWII Museum combines an interactive submarine exhibit, planes, and a 4D theatre for those who enjoy a historical insight.
Carry on to Jackson where you'll check in for a one-night stay at your chosen hotel.
The capital of Mississippi; Jackson has the state-wide Mississippi Freedom Trail running through the city, which encompasses a number of historic sites that were significant in the civil rights movement. Camp, golf, and fish in the 305-acre LeFleur's Bluff State Park of lakes, forests, and fields. Check out government exhibits in the beautiful building of the Old Capitol Museum or take a trip to see what Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and its interactive galleries have to offer.
If you have a passion for food, the Mississippi Agriculture Museum is a great place to find out where your food starts out; enjoy the living history farm, a crossroads town, and a forest study area. The Fondren District is brimming with art galleries, local storage, cute cafes, bakeries, and mouth-watering restaurants. Head to the largest green space in downtown Jackson, Greenwood Cemetery, to take a stroll and soak up the fascinating history.
Drive to Memphis where you'll check into your chosen hotel for a two-night stay.
Also nestled on the Mississippi River, Memphis is located in Southwest Tennessee. Iconic for its influential strains of blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll that originated here, take a relaxed stroll down the world-famous Beale Street and visit Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, BB King's Blues Club, and stop by STAX Museum of American Soul and Sun Studios. Graceland - the home of Elvis Presley - includes Elvis Presley's Memphis entertainment complex with its The Entertainer Career Museum, Presley Motors, and Discovery Exhibits.
Discover the city's history of slavery and the Civil Rights Movement at Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum and the National Civil Rights Museum. Call at Cotton Row and relive the days of cotton traders and discover how cotton changed the nation. Explore the Victorian Village with its 18th century Victorian-style homes that were once filled with riverboat tycoons and cotton magnates. No Memphis visit would be complete without seeing the Peabody Ducks on the red carpet at the Peabody Hotel.
Make your way to Nashville where you'll check in for a two-night stay at your chosen hotel.
The capital of the US state of Tennessee, Nashville is home to the famous Vanderbilt University. Legendary country music venues including the Grand Ole Opry House and downtown Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and historic Ryman Auditorium can be discovered here. In the District, find honky-tonks with live music and the Johnny Cash Museum, which celebrates the singer's life. Visit Cheekwood, a privately-funded art museum with pretty gardens and breathtaking exhibitions.
A full-size 1897 replica of the Greek Parthenon can be found and houses some of the best American art galleries; wander Centennial Park to discover a dog park, exercise trail, gardens, and museums. Experience a fun-filled family day out to Nashville Zoo at Grassmere to check out a range of beautiful global animal species. Enjoy a bicycle ride around Percy Warner Park, pack a picnic, and enjoy the outdoor feel of the refreshing urban area.
After check out, make your way to the airport to begin your journey back home.