Rhythms of the South

Highlights

  • Visit Montgomery, the State Capital of Alabama
  • Head to Tupelo – The birthplace of Elvis Presley
  • Discover New Orleans and the French Quarter
  • Ride the incline railway at Chattanooga
  • Relive history in Memphis (home to Graceland) and Nashville (home of country music)
  • Discover the Holly Springs National Forest

Days 1 - 8: Atlanta to New Orleans

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Days 1 - 2: Atlanta

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your centrally located 4-star hotel where you will spend the next two nights.

Days 3 - 4: Montgomery
Distance: 155 miles
Suggested campsite: Woods RV Park

Transfer to the motorhome depot to collect your motorhome. It’s then an easy 2 and a half hour drive on the Interstate to Alabama and to Montgomery, the State Capital. We suggest a visit to the Jefferson Davis’ Confederate White House and a visit to Old Alabama Town, a collection of restored 19th and 20th century homes.

Day 5: Mobile
Distance: 185 miles
Suggested campsite: Shady Acres

Today we begin the journey to New Orleans but as it’s a long drive, we recommend breaking the journey in Mobile, Alabama. Here you can see the Battleships at the Memorial Park and the Conde-Charlotte Museum which over the years has been ruled by the French, the English, the Spanish, the Confederate and the Americans.

Days 6 - 8: New Orleans
Distance: 160 miles
Suggested campsite: French Quarter RV Resort

Continue south-east to the historic city of New Orleans: the birthplace of jazz. If you stay at the French Quarter RV Resort you'll be able to walk into the heart of New Orleans. On first glance, the campsite can look a little like a car park, but it has full hook-ups, a Clubhouse and some great facilities.

There’s so much to do in New Orleans that you'll be spoiled for choice, but we suggest visiting Jackson Square, Basin Street and Audubon Park, cruising the Mississippi aboard a paddle steamer or taking a day tour to the swamps. You could also visit one of the beautiful Plantations in the area. 

Days 9 - 14: Jackson to Memphis

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Day 9: Jackson
Distance: 180 miles
Suggested campsite: Timberlake Campground

Today we start heading north towards ‘Elvis country’ however as it’s a long drive we have once again broken the journey but this time with a stop close to Jackson Mississippi, another State Capital. Here you can visit The Old Capitol, Governor’s Mansion and the Capitol Building. 

Days 10 - 11: Tupelo
Distance: 160 miles
Suggested campsite: Barnes Crossing

Follow the scenic Natchez Trace as you head for Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley’s and his hometown until the age of thirteen. As you have two nights in Tupelo you will have plenty of time to visit Elvis’s birthplace and to see the museum that’s dedicated to his life

Days 12 - 14: Memphis
Distance: 110 miles
Suggested campsite: Graceland RV Park & Campground

This morning you will drive through the Holly Springs National Forest on your way to Memphis where, if you decide to stay at our suggested campground, you will be within walking distance of Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home. With three nights in Memphis, you will have ample time to visit Graceland, the Civil Rights Museum where Martin Luther King was shot; Sun Studios and Beale Street immortalised by W.C. Handy, the so-called “Father of Blues”.

Days 15 - 21: Nashville to Atlanta

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Days 15 - 17: Nashville
Distance: 230 miles
Suggested campsite: Nashville Country RV Park

Today’s destination is Nashville, the home of Country Music and the city that saw Dolly Parton and a host of other great singers become international music stars. With three nights in Nashville, you will have plenty of time to visit the Grand Old Opry (Tues, Fri, Sat night), the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Jack Daniels Distillery. 

Days 18 - 19: Chattanooga
Distance: 140 miles
Suggested campsite: Racoon Mountain Campground

It’s just over two hours to Chattanooga where the Raccoon Mountain RV Park & Campground is the closest campground to the area’s major attractions, there’s the ‘Incline Railway’ to the Lookout Mountain battlefields, the Southern Belle Riverboat, IMAX Theatre, and downtown Chattanooga. For the more adventurous, there’s also the Raccoon Mountain Caverns which has over 5 and a half miles of cave systems to explore.  

Days 20 - 21: Atlanta
Distance: 130 miles

This morning you will make the short journey back to Atlanta to return your RV before transferring to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

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