Magic of The South
SELF DRIVE TOUR
ATLANTA | CHARLESTON | SAVANNAH | TALLAHASSEE | NEW ORLEANS | VICKSBURG | MEMPHIS | NASHVILLE | ASHEVILLE
Immerse yourself in southern hospitality on this 15 day tour of the Deep South. Explore the vibrant city of Atlanta, enjoy southern traditions in Savannah and Charleston, hear the history of music in Memphis and Nashville and much more.
• Explore historic Charleston, bursting with southern charm
• Visit Memphis, home to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll Elvis Presley
• Learn about American history with a visit to Oak Alley Plantation home
• Discover New Orleans, the home of Jazz music
Magic of The South
Day 1 : Arrive Atlanta
Upon arrival into Atlanta airport make your own way to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2 : Atlanta
Atlanta has everything to offer from historic sites like the Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site incl. his childhood home to popular attractions like The World of Coca-Cola, a CNN Studio Tour or the Georgia Aquarium, today is free for you to explore.
Day 3 : Atlanta – Charleston (305 miles)
Pick up your rental car and depart Atlanta today and head to Charleston, on your way you should visit Augusta, the Historical Downtown will be a good lunch stop. Afterwards continue further east to historical Charleston, your home for the next 2 nights.
Day 4 : Charleston
Historic Charleston is bursting with Southern charm and hospitality, thanks to its antebellum architecture and surrounding plantation landscapes. Take in incredible views of the Battery and the French Quarter; the day is yours to explore.
Day 5 : Charleston – Savannah (130 miles)
Today you head south along the cost. You should plan for a stop in Beaufort and on Hilton Head Island before you reach the charming city of Savannah.
Day 6 : Savannah – Tallahassee (300 miles)
Continue further west to Florida’s state capital Tallahassee where you will experience southern charm combined with politics and the amenities of a modern metropolitan city.
Day 7 : Tallahassee – New Orleans (387 miles)
Today you continue west via Alabama, Mississippi to Louisiana and probably Americas most unique city New Orleans.
Day 8 : New Orleans
Enjoy the Big Easy with the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, the Garden Districts, many restaurants, great music and of course the Mississippi River.
Day 9 : New Orleans – Vicksburg (207 miles)
Just outside of New Orleans, find Oak Alley Plantation, Houmas Plantation and Nottoway Plantation. You might not have enough time to visit all three, but consider visiting at least one. Continue further north through the Mississippi Delta to Vicksburg.
Day 10 : Vicksburg – Memphis (251 miles)
You are continuing north toward the hometown of the King of Rock’n’Roll. Visit Elvis’s Graceland where he lived and is also buried there. In the evening visit the Blues Bars on Beale Street
Day 11 : Memphis – Nashville (212 miles)
Take the “Music Highway” to Nashville. During the day you should the many sites like Grand Ole Opry or the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Day 12 : Nashville
An interesting excursion for the day is a visit of the original Jack Daniels Distillery. They offer free tours of the distillery grounds where one of the most famous whiskeys in the world is made.
Day 13 : Nashville – Asheville (295 miles)
Continue west towards the Great Smoky Mountains. At the foothills of the mountains you will visit Asheville with one of the largest private homes built in the US by George Washington Vanderbilt II.
Day 14 : Asheville – Atlanta (208 miles)
Today’s scenic drive through the mountains will bring you back to Atlanta.
Day 15 : Atlanta Departure
Your tour comes to an end today as you check out of your hotel and drop your car back at the airport for your onward flight home.