Music of the South

Day 1: Atlanta to Montgomery

155 miles

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

185 miles

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

160 miles

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

180 miles

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

160 miles

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

110 miles

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

230 miles

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

140 miles

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

130 miles

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