Grand Ole Opry

14 day self drive itinerary

Rhythms of the South Self Drive

Experience the warmth of southern hospitality

The southern United States is the birthplace of many different genres of music from country, jazz, blues to rock 'n' roll.

On this 14 day self drive adventure you will hit the open road and drive across these southern states including Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana and Florida to listen and appreciate the sounds and rhythms of this fascinating region.

Rich in history you will also get to learn about the American Civil War and Civil Rights Movement combined with strolling along Nashville's Music City Walk of Fame and paying a visit to Elvis Presley's Graceland.

You will be greeted with the warm southern hospitality wherever you go and enjoy the culinary delights of the region - sample true Creole and Cajun cuisine and when in New Orleans you must grab a famous Po'boy sandwich.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Explore Atlanta's role in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville
  • Tour Elvis' former home Graceland
  • Enjoy the jazz filled streets of New Orleans

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

14 days
Guide Price
£2,319 per person
Price based on
Based on 02 March 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Virgin Atlantic (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Private basis, Self-Guided
  • International flights
  • 13 nights hotel accommodation
  • Car hire
Not included
  • Car insurance (including any applicable one way drop off fees or insurance)
  • Meals or excursions unless specified
  • Park entrance fees (if applicable)
  • Ferry charges (if applicable)
  • Atlanta

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Margaret Mitchell House
    • The Georgia Aquarium
    • The new World of Coca Cola
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Birthplace
    • Underground Atlanta
  • Nashville

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Honk-tonks on Broadway
    • Country Music Hall of Fame
    • The Music City Walk of Fame
    • Grand Ole Opry
    • The Bluebird Cafe
  • Memphis

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Elvis Presley's Graceland
    • Vibrant Beale Street
    • Sun Studios
    • National Civil Rights Museum
    • The Peabody Hotel Duck March
  • Mississippi

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum in Vicksburg
    • Vicksburg National Military Park
    • Antebellum mansions in Natchez
    • Old South Winery in Natchez
    • Natchez National Historic Park
  • New Orleans

    Itinerary Highlights

    • The historic French Quarter
    • New Orleans' fantastic Creole cuisine
    • St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
    • Jackson Square
    • The beautiful Garden District
  • Florida

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Pensacola's Seville District
    • Santa Rosa Island beaches
    • Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee
    • Tallahassee Automobile Museum
    • Mission San Luis in Tallahassee
  • Savannah

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Forsyth Park
    • Savannah Historic District
    • Ships of The Sea Maritime Museum
    • Tybee Island
    • City Market
  • Charleston

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Explore Charleston's tree-lined avenues
    • Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
    • Patriots Point's naval carriers and destroyers
    • Fort Sumter Museum
    • Drayton Hall