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Tootsies, Nashville
Sun Studio, Memphis
Vicksburg
Stanton Hall Mansion, Natchez, Mississippi
French Quarter, New Orleans
French Quarter, New Orleans

Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip

11 day Fly Drive – from £949

With flights from £1599

Create your own soundtrack on this iconic road trip through the heart of American music history, enjoying extended stays in Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans.

Highlights:
  • Spend three days exploring Nashville’s rich country music heritage
  • Discover the birthplace of blues and rock ‘n’ roll in Memphis
  • Experience the timeless elegance of Natchez
  • Delve into America’s past at the Vicksburg National Military Park
  • Explore New Orleans, a melting pot of culture, music, and cuisine

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your Nashville to New Orleans fly drive by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Tootsies, Nashville

Day 1 to 3 – Nashville

Arrive into Nashville, better known as the Music City. Nashville is the heart and soul of…

Arrive into Nashville, better known as the Music City. Nashville is the heart and soul of country music. Whilst in the city, take the time to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame where you can enjoy historic country video clips and recorded music. Also, visit Historic RCA Studio B, ‘The Home of 1,000 Hits’ to get an up-close look at what was once the second home of music legends Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton and more.

    Hyatt Place Opryland or similar

Tootsies, Nashville
Sun Studio, Memphis

Day 4 & 5 – Memphis

Leaving Nashville behind, travel on to the home of blues, Memphis. Your first stop should be…

Leaving Nashville behind, travel on to the home of blues, Memphis. Your first stop should be Graceland, Elvis Presley’s 14-acre estate, followed by a visit the “Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll”, Sun Studios, where you can enjoy a fascinating tour and listen to audio presentations of some of the earliest recordings made there. After, visit the original studio itself, the exact same room where the likes of Johnny Cash and Elvis recorded their first tracks. In the evening, take a stroll down historic Beale Street where blues has been playing for more than half a century.

Optional Experience Graceland Mansion Tour
Over the 20 years Elvis lived here, Graceland created countless memories for the many friends and relatives who were a part of Elvis’ life. Because Graceland was so close to Elvis’ heart, it also holds deep meaning to his legions of fans from around the world. For many, the Elvis Presley mansion embodies the American Dream – a poor small-town boy who reached super stardom and changed pop culture and the world forever. Other than his daughter and his music, Graceland was probably Elvis’ greatest pride and joy. For fans of Elvis Presley, Graceland is the ultimate pilgrimage. Graceland tours offer a very personal look inside the home of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

    Nashville > Memphis | 213 miles

    Hotel Napoleon or similar

Sun Studio, Memphis
Vicksburg

Day 6 – Vicksburg

Vicksburg was once the centre for the aristocracy whose wealth was based around cotton and lumber….

Vicksburg was once the centre for the aristocracy whose wealth was based around cotton and lumber. A glimpse of its former glory is evident with the preservation of many historic churches, government buildings and grand homes, dating back to the 19th Century. For the history buff, there’s also Vicksburg National Military Park, the Vicksburg Battlefield Museum and Historic Downtown Vicksburg which offers a variety of restaurants, shops and art galleries.

    Memphis > Vicksburg | 251 miles

    Cedar Grove Mansion or similar

Vicksburg
Stanton Hall Mansion, Natchez, Mississippi

Day 7 – Natchez

Continue on to the town of Natchez, the oldest permanent settlement on the Mississippi River and…

Continue on to the town of Natchez, the oldest permanent settlement on the Mississippi River and known for the preservation of many historic stately homes including Stanton Hall, one of the most magnificent palatial residences of the southern states. Below the town lies Natchez Under-the-Hill, home to many bars and restaurants and a riverboat casino.

    Vicksburg > Natchez | 72 miles

    Monmouth Historic Inn or similar

Stanton Hall Mansion, Natchez, Mississippi
French Quarter, New Orleans

Day 8 to 10 – New Orleans

Drive further south into Louisiana. Along the way, consider a stop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s capit

Drive further south into Louisiana. Along the way, consider a stop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s capital, here you can learn about the colourful history filled with controversial politics at the Capitol Building and the Old Governor’s Mansion and sample some of the fine Cajun-Creole cuisines at one of the local eateries. After, continue on to New Orleans, a modern city with a historic soul.

Venture out of the city’s centre to the Garden District, this elegant neighbourhood is home to lovely southern homes (some of which are open to tours) and lined with beautiful parks and cafes, or if you are feeling more adventurous, consider an escapade in the swamp. In these mysterious waterways that surround the city, you will get up close encounters with alligators and other exotic creatures.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE New Orleans City Tour

Absorb the sights and sounds of the world famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square, travel through historic neighbourhoods and visit one of New Orleans’ historic cemeteries, referred to as ‘Cities of the Dead’. Visit City Park, one of the ten largest urban parks in America, here you can either visit the Morning Call Café or the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

    Natchez > New Orleans | 178 miles

    Bienville House or similar

French Quarter, New Orleans
French Quarter, New Orleans

Day 11 – Farewell from New Orleans

Enjoy this final day of taking in the charm and hospitality of the South. Depart at…

Enjoy this final day of taking in the charm and hospitality of the South. Depart at leisure for the airport for your flight home or onwards to your next destination.

French Quarter, New Orleans

Your Itinerary

You can customise your Nashville to New Orleans fly drive by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1 to 3

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Nashville

Arrive into Nashville, better known as the Music City. Nashville is the heart and soul of country music. Whilst in the city, take the time to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame where you can enjoy historic country video clips and recorded music. Also, visit Historic RCA Studio B, ‘The Home of 1,000 Hits’ to get an up-close look at what was once the second home of music legends Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton and more.

    Hyatt Place Opryland or similar

Tootsies, Nashville

Day 4 & 5

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Memphis

Leaving Nashville behind, travel on to the home of blues, Memphis. Your first stop should be Graceland, Elvis Presley’s 14-acre estate, followed by a visit the “Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll”, Sun Studios, where you can enjoy a fascinating tour and listen to audio presentations of some of the earliest recordings made there. After, visit the original studio itself, the exact same room where the likes of Johnny Cash and Elvis recorded their first tracks. In the evening, take a stroll down historic Beale Street where blues has been playing for more than half a century.

Optional Experience Graceland Mansion Tour
Over the 20 years Elvis lived here, Graceland created countless memories for the many friends and relatives who were a part of Elvis’ life. Because Graceland was so close to Elvis’ heart, it also holds deep meaning to his legions of fans from around the world. For many, the Elvis Presley mansion embodies the American Dream – a poor small-town boy who reached super stardom and changed pop culture and the world forever. Other than his daughter and his music, Graceland was probably Elvis’ greatest pride and joy. For fans of Elvis Presley, Graceland is the ultimate pilgrimage. Graceland tours offer a very personal look inside the home of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

    Nashville > Memphis | 213 miles

    Hotel Napoleon or similar

Sun Studio, Memphis

Day 6

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Vicksburg

Vicksburg was once the centre for the aristocracy whose wealth was based around cotton and lumber. A glimpse of its former glory is evident with the preservation of many historic churches, government buildings and grand homes, dating back to the 19th Century. For the history buff, there’s also Vicksburg National Military Park, the Vicksburg Battlefield Museum and Historic Downtown Vicksburg which offers a variety of restaurants, shops and art galleries.

    Memphis > Vicksburg | 251 miles

    Cedar Grove Mansion or similar

Vicksburg

Day 7

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Natchez

Continue on to the town of Natchez, the oldest permanent settlement on the Mississippi River and known for the preservation of many historic stately homes including Stanton Hall, one of the most magnificent palatial residences of the southern states. Below the town lies Natchez Under-the-Hill, home to many bars and restaurants and a riverboat casino.

    Vicksburg > Natchez | 72 miles

    Monmouth Historic Inn or similar

Stanton Hall Mansion, Natchez, Mississippi

Day 8 to 10

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New Orleans

Drive further south into Louisiana. Along the way, consider a stop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s capital, here you can learn about the colourful history filled with controversial politics at the Capitol Building and the Old Governor’s Mansion and sample some of the fine Cajun-Creole cuisines at one of the local eateries. After, continue on to New Orleans, a modern city with a historic soul.

Venture out of the city’s centre to the Garden District, this elegant neighbourhood is home to lovely southern homes (some of which are open to tours) and lined with beautiful parks and cafes, or if you are feeling more adventurous, consider an escapade in the swamp. In these mysterious waterways that surround the city, you will get up close encounters with alligators and other exotic creatures.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE New Orleans City Tour

Absorb the sights and sounds of the world famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square, travel through historic neighbourhoods and visit one of New Orleans’ historic cemeteries, referred to as ‘Cities of the Dead’. Visit City Park, one of the ten largest urban parks in America, here you can either visit the Morning Call Café or the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

    Natchez > New Orleans | 178 miles

    Bienville House or similar

French Quarter, New Orleans

Day 11

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Farewell from New Orleans

Enjoy this final day of taking in the charm and hospitality of the South. Depart at leisure for the airport for your flight home or onwards to your next destination.

French Quarter, New Orleans

This Self Drive Includes

10 nights hotel accommodation
10 nights car hire, with unlimited mileage

Flights & More

Ask your FREEDOM Consultant to include Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for a complete ABTA and ATOL protected package.

They can also add extra nights and experiences in places you choose, to create the exact holiday you are looking for. Popular options include:

  • Extra nights in New Orleans, Nashville or any location en route
  • A Louisiana Swamp Tour or a Mississippi Dinner Cruise

Next Step

Please get in touch with our America Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip

11 day Fly Drive – from £949

With flights from £1599

Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room and includes pre-booked accommodation, air-conditioned car and unlimited mileage. One-way fees charged locally. Hotels specified are subject to availability and may be substituted by one of a similar or higher standard.

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Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip

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