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Classic Deep South

GSM, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans & The Florida Panhandle

Collect and leave your car in the vibrant and fast growing city of Atlanta, Georgia.

In between you’ll explore America’s southern states – packed with scenic roads, music obsessed cities and friendly native characters. Oh, and try not to eat too much BBQ and Soul Food – it’s kind of addictive!


Classic Deep South 14 days

Remember, any and all of our pre packaged road trips can be altered to meet your exact needs and wants. Do you have more or less than 14 days for your road trip? No problem, we can bolt on extra nights to allow more time to explore or shorten the number of destinations as required. Just let us know when requesting your quote.

A journey through Dixie's classic destinations


Atlanta by night

Day 1

Arrive in the Deep South

Collect your car at the airport and head northeast for a while before resting up for the night. Tomorrow, you’ll start your Road Trip with a cruise around America’s most visited National Park - the Great Smokey Mountains.

  • Key location: Atlanta
  • Suwanee
  • 43 Miles

Blue Ridge Parkway

Day 2

America’s most visited National Park

Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture. Awesome any time of year, but in the autumn the Smokey Mountains put on an awesome show of colour for hikers and driving enthusiasts.

  • Key location: GSM NP
  • Great Smokey Mountains NP
  • 167 Miles

Nashville Pantheon

Day 3

Drive to Nashville, Tennessee

Over to “Music City” this morning. The home of Country Music and proud of it. the city boasts about its music heritage at every opportunity, including the newly built Country Music Hall of Fame. However, its not all about Country - there is a rich blues history here also and singer songwriters from every genre enjoy playing the bars in this town.

  • Key location: Nashville
  • Nashville
  • 220 Miles

Hernando Desoto Bridge

Day 4

Drive from Nashville to Memphis

More time in Nashville before cruising over to it’s musical neighbour - Memphis. Be sure to check your Itinerary Pack to find the more scenic routes between these two great Tennessee towns, alternatively Elvis fans can take Interstate 40 to get you there quickly.

  • Key location: Memphis
  • Memphis
  • 212 Miles

Rock n Roll central

Day 5

Blues, Elvis and BBQ to experience in Memphis

Second only to the The White House, Elvis Presley’s Graceland is the most visited home in America. But Memphis has so more to offer, including the legendary Sun Records studios and Memphis is also arguably the Barbecue Capital of America with rib joints serving up succulent pork by the truck load. Soul-food and rock n roll, now thats a killer combination.

  • Key location: Memphis
  • Memphis

Plantation Palace

Day 6

Tour the historic plantations of the Deep South

Leave early, as it’s a lovely scenic road between Memphis and Natchez and its packed with historic plantation houses from a wealthy cotton producing period supported by the slave trade. Natchez itself lies upon a bluff above the Mississippi River, historic homes built with money made from cotton and slavery pack this area and your Itinerary Pack comes with a list of the best.

  • Key location: Natchez
  • Natchez
  • 312 Miles

St Louis Cathedral

Day 7

New Orleans and all that Jazz

Follow the scenic Natchez trail down to New Orleans, or as the locals call it - The Big Easy. Built on the mouth of the Mississippi River, this is a town that is packed with wacky characters that choose to live here.

  • Key location: New Orleans
  • New Orleans
  • 176 Miles

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