Music of the South
Day 1: Atlanta to Montgomery
After picking up your motorhome in Atlanta, it’s an easy 2.5 hour Interstate drive into Alabama for your first night in the State Capital, Montgomery. Visit Jefferson Davis’ Confederate White House and Old Alabama Town.
A place to stay: Woods RV Park
Day 2: Montgomery to Mobile
Heading for New Orleans but you need a break. Mobile, Alabama, seems like a good place and the Shady Acres Campground will offer a warm welcome. Visit the Battleships at Memorial Park and the once English Conde-Charlotte House.
A place to stay: Shady Acres Campground
Day 3: Mobile to New Orleans
Heading for the historic, gracious and unique city of New Orleans: the birthplace of jazz. You can walk from The French Quarter RV Park into the heart of New Orleans. Though the RV Park looks a little like a car park, it has full hookups and the Clubhouse is very ‘New Orleans’ with great facilities. The wonderful restaurants, the world famous music and nightlife for everyone might make you extend your stay here. Visit Jackson Square, Basin Street and Audubon Park. Cruise the Mississippi aboard a paddle steamer or take a day tour to the swamps and beautiful Plantations in the area.
A place to stay: French Quarter RV Park
Day 4: New Orleans to Jackson
North now into Elvis country. It’s a long ride to ‘Elvis Town’ so we are breaking the journey just north of Jackson, Mississippi – another State Capital Visit The Old Capitol, Governors Mansion and the Capitol Building.
A place to stay: Timberlake Campground
Day 5: Jackson to Tupelo
Leave the freeway traffic and take the very scenic Natchez Trace bound for Tupelo, Elvis Presley’s birthplace and home town until the age of thirteen. Visit Elvis’s birthplace and the museum dedicated to his life.
A place to stay: Barnes Crossing Campground
Day 6: Tupelo to Memphis
A couple of hours driving through the Holly Springs National Forest to Memphis. Where better to stay than within walking distance of Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home. Visit Graceland of course but also the Civil Rights Museum in what was the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King was shot; Sun Studios and Beale Street immortalised by W.C. Handy, the so-called “Father of Blues”.
A place to stay:: Graceland RV Park
Day 7: Memphis to Nashville
Nashville is the home of Country Music and the city that saw Dolly Parton and a host of other great singers become international stars. Visit major attractions such as the Grand Old Opry (Tues, Fri, Sat night), Country Music Hall of Fame and the Jack Daniels Distillery.
A place to stay: Nashville Country RV Park
Day 8: Nashville to Chattanooga
Just over two hours to our last stop of this trip near Chattanooga. Visit the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Southern Belle Riverboat, IMAX Theatre, and downtown Chattanooga. Visit the Lookout Mountain battlefields aboard the ‘Incline Railway’. Explore the caves and caverns.
A place to stay: Racoon Mountain Campground
Day 9: Chattanooga to Atlanta
Just over 2 hours/130 miles to drive to drop off your motorhome back in Atlanta.
Abridged version of an itinerary supplied by our motorhome partner in USA