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Ultimate Deep South

Great Smokies, Nashville, Memphis, Natchez, New Orleans, Pensacola Beach, Savannah, Charleston & Atlanta

With such unique atmosphere, Deep South America allows you time to soak it all up. Discover the Ultimate Deep South in this 21 day adventure. Our route includes stunning colonial architecture as well as glorious beaches and the nations most visited National Park!


Ultimate Deep South 21 nights

All of our American road trips can be tailored to meet your requirements. Do you have more or less than 21 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.

All of Dixie's must see places and roads


Stone Mountain Park

Day 1

Welcome to the Deep South

Fly to Atlanta from the UK. You'll then collect your car at the airport and head northeast for a short drive to Atlanta’s answer to Central Park, Stone Mountain Park. Offering green spaces surrounding a huge quartz monzonite dome, this is the most scenic introduction to the city. Tomorrow, you’ll start your road trip with a cruise around America’s most visited National Park - the Great Smoky Mountains.

  • Key location: Atlanta
  • Stone Mountain, GA
  • 30 Miles

Blue Ridge Views

Day 2

Onto to Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Our route will guide you to the southern entrance of the epic Blue Ridge Parkway. Cruise up this most scenic of roads to Asheville. The town has 17 farmers’ markets try and the local restaurant scene fully takes advantage of the seasonal produce sold there. Don’t miss the microbreweries either!

  • Key location: Blue Ridge Pkwy
  • Asheville
  • 248 Miles

The Biltmore Estate

Day 3

Discover why Asheville is one of the best places to live in the USA

Enjoy more of the Asheville scene. The North Carolina Arboretum and the astounding Biltmore Estate are well worth visiting. Venture further for the beautiful view from Chimney Rock which is approximately 25 miles away

  • Key location: Asheville
  • Asheville

Autumn in the Smokies

Day 4

America’s most visited National Park - Great Smoky Mountains NP

Complete the Blue Ridge Parkway on your drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park today. You’ll find ridge upon ridge of forest which straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. The Smokies is 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.

  • Key location: GSM NP
  • Townsend, TN
  • 138 Miles

Rustic charm in GSM

Day 5

Explore Great Smoky National Park

This is America's most visited National Park, so a second day to explore is essential in our opinion. Look out for the wonderful wildlife roaming the area including black bears, bobcats and elk. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an awesome place to visit at any time of year, but in the autumn the trees put on a dazzling show of colour for hikers and drivers to absorb.

  • Key location: GSM NP
  • Townsend, TN

Capital of Country

Day 6

Drive to Nashville, Tennessee

Country music takes the focus now as you’ll leave the Appalachian Mountains and head west to 'Music City', Nashville, Tennessee. En route you may want to stop at Dollywood Theme Park, named of course by its proprietor and local legend, Dolly Parton.

  • Key location: Nashville
  • Nashville
  • 210 Miles

Pantheon in Nashville

Day 7

Full day exploring thriving Nashville

The home of Country Music and proud of it. Nashville boasts about its music heritage at every opportunity, including the newly built Country Music Hall of Fame. However, it's 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. Tonight. for the full tourist experience, head down to Broadway and stop by a honky tonk or two for a one-of-a-kind night.

  • Key location: Nashville
  • Nashville

Mud Island River Park

Day 8

From Country to Rock 'n' Roll

Whichever way you chose, you'll find a scenic route between these two great Tennessee towns, alternatively, Elvis fans may prefer to head along Interstate 40 in order to get to Graceland and Sun Studios in the shortest possible time before arriving in Memphis for your two night stop.

  • Key location: Memphis
  • Memphis
  • 212 Miles

Rock 'n' Roll Baby!

Day 9

Welcome to Graceland!

Second, only to The White House, Elvis Presley’s Graceland is arguably the most iconic home in America. Memphis has plenty more to offer, including the legendary Sun Records studios and the moving National Civil Rights Museum. In our opinion, Memphis is the Barbecue capital of America so make sure you try a rib joint tonight.

  • Key location: Memphis
  • Memphis

Park Plantation House

Day 10

Tour the historic plantations of the Deep South

Your Road Trip Pack includes multiple route options for driving between musical Memphis and historic Natchez. Natchez itself lies upon a bluff above the Mississippi River with former Plantation Homes dotting your route. Depending on your arrival time in Natchez, try to include Emerald Mound and Grand Village to learn more about the area's rich Native American heritage.

  • Key location: Natchez
  • Natchez
  • 297 Miles

Oak Alley Plantation

Day 11

Onto New Orleans via Oak Alley Plantation

Follow the Great River Road down to New Orleans, or 'The Big Easy'. Built on the mouth of the Mississippi River, the city has seen a lot of changes in the last 10 years and regeneration work is bringing out the best of its character. Oak Alley Plantation is nearby and is a must-do.

  • Key location: New Orleans
  • New Orleans
  • 172 Miles

French Quarter

Day 12

Explore the French Quarter and more

Built on the mouth of the Mississippi, New Orleans is the home of the blues, voodoo and the colourful craziness of Mardi Gras. The French Quarter offers great charm and is a great place to lose the car and take a walking tour.

  • Key location: New Orleans
  • New Orleans

Stunning Florida beaches

Day 13

Relax on Florida's best beaches

The “Panhandle” area in the northwest of Florida lays claim to many of the world's best beaches along its 95-mile coastline. Many of the area's beaches are protected and commercial activities are restricted. For the most pristine sands, head to National Seashore areas.

  • Key location: Pensacola Beach
  • Pensacola Beach
  • 210 Miles

Panhandle sunset

Day 14

Time to chill out

You’ve seen and done such a lot in last 10 days, from partying in New Orleans to hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains. So for the next two days, it’s time to just relax, hit the beach and top up that tan. Choose a different award-winning beach every day, or chill by the hotel pool.

  • Key location: Pensacola Beach
  • Pensacola Beach


Day 15

Explore the Florida Panhandle

Cruise east along scenic US-98 which skirts the beautiful beaches of the Florida Panhandle all the way to the university town of Tallahassee. The following day you'll leave the warm waters of the Gulf Coast as you make your way over to the east coast and the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Key location: Tallahassee
  • Tallahassee
  • 235 Miles

Southern roads

Day 16

To historic Savannah and the Atlantic coast

A big drive today awaits today, as you swap the Gulf coast for the shores of the Atlantic. Your personalised Road Trip Pack will show you how to find the most scenic routes, like the lovely Highway-17 from Jacksonville all the way to Savannah. A true southern welcome will be waiting once you arrive.

  • Key location: Savannah
  • Savannah
  • 296 Miles

Savannah townhouse

Day 17

Seductive Savannah’s houses and squares

Rife with elegant townhouses, antebellum mansions, green public squares, pristine tidal freshwater marshes and mammoth oak trees bedecked in moss, Savannah is a beautiful and culturally rich city. A great city to walk around in the warm sun that usually found here, no matter what the time of year.

  • Key location: Savannah
  • Savannah

Heron at Hilton Head

Day 18

Charming colonial Charleston

On your way to Charleston, why not spend a while on Hilton Head. A barrier Island packed with various ways to spend your holiday time. These joys include golf, nature preserves and beautiful white beaches that often appear in “America’s Best Beach” lists.

  • Key location: Charleston
  • Charleston
  • 106 Miles

Plantation House

Day 19

Explore more of charming Charleston

Charleston is steeped in Colonial and Civil War history, and it remains a perfectly preserved and friendly southern belle of a city. Visitors fall in love with its grace, charm and historic value which is usually enjoyed in the warmth of the South Carolina climate.

  • Key location: Charleston
  • Charleston


Day 20

Drive to The City of Trees - Atlanta

Finish off any unfinished sightseeing in Charleston, before heading west to the tree-lined streets of Atlanta. Golf fans may want to swing by Augusta along the way.

  • Key location: Atlanta
  • Atlanta
  • 308 Miles

Piedmont Park, Atlanta

Day 21

Visit Atlanta’s must see places

Atlanta is a growing city that exploded in size over the last two decades. Major visitor attractions include the World of Coca-Cola, CNN Museum, Piedmont Park and the gigantic Georgia Aquarium. Beyond the big-ticket downtown attractions, you'll find a constellation of superlative restaurants and iconic African American history. Tomorrow you'll fly back home to the UK.

  • Key location: Atlanta
  • Atlanta

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