Bourbon distillery

10 day self drive itinerary

Bluegrass and Bourbon Trail

A taste of southern hospitality

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Take in all the sounds and flavours of the south on this musical tour through Tennessee and Kentucky.

Starting with a couple of days in Memphis, the birthplace of the blues, where you can visit Elvis Presley’s former home Graceland, discover delicious BBQ and stop by the Lorraine Motel home to the National Civil Rights Museum where you can learn about this turbulent period in American history.

Head out onto the open road to start your self drive adventure, your first stop will find you in the small historic town of Lynchburg, famous as the home of the Jack Daniels Distillery.

Next up is Chattanooga and the beautiful Lookout Mountain which is definitely worth a photo stop.

Keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife that calls this region home as you travel through Tennessee to America's most visited national park the Great Smoky Mountains. Enjoy a picnic in this beautiful national park and explore some of the scenic hiking trails before heading onto Kentucky.

Begin your time in Kentucky with a stay in the ‘Horse Capital of the World’ Lexington, before heading past picturesque horse farms to Louisville home to the Kentucky Derby and the Urban Bourbon Trail. Return to Tennessee as you make your way to ‘Country Music Capital’ Nashville.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Visit Graceland and Beale Street in Memphis
  • See how Bourbon is made on a distillery tour
  • Explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • See Churchill Downs, home to the Kentucky Derby

Sample Itinerary Summary

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10 days
Guide Price
£1,599 per person
Price based on
Based on 03 December 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with Delta Airlines, 9 nights accommodation room only (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for an itinerary like this. The price will vary based on many elements including exchange rates, and your choice of accommodation, duration, departure date, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Private basis
  • International flights
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation
  • Car hire
Not included
  • Car insurance (including any applicable one way drop off fees)
  • Meals or excursions unless specified
  • Park entrance fees (if applicable)
  • Ferry charges (if applicable)
  • Memphis

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Lively Beale Street
    • Sun Studios
    • Memphis BBQ
    • Peabody Hotel Duck March
    • Graceland
  • Tennessee

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg
    • Chattanooga Riverfront
    • Lookout Mountain
    • Ruby Falls
    • Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • Great Smoky Mountains

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    • Downtown Knoxville
    • Sugarlands Distilling
    • Smoky Mountain Brewery
    • Gatlinburg Village Shops
  • Lexington

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Daniel Boon National Forest
    • Kentucky Horse Farm
    • Mary Todd Lincoln House
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    • Downtown Lexington
  • Louisville

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Urban Bourbon Trail
    • Churchill Downs
    • Louisville Slugger Museum
    • Muhammad Ali Center
    • Kentucky Derby Museum
  • Nashville

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Country Music Hall of Fame
    • Historic RCA Studio B
    • Grand Ole Opry
    • Honky-tonks on Broadway
    • The Bluebird Cafe