Rhythms of the South

The best to know the three centers of American music: New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville. Cities that are the soundtrack of the American South. Comfortable journey between these cities on magnificent roads.

Departure from Atlanta
Duration 9 Days
Distance 1,450 MILES / 2333 Km

You leave Atlanta (Georgia) by the Interstate and in two and a half hours you reach Montgomery, capital of the state of Alabama, where you spend the night. 250 km to Montgomery. Visit Jefferson Davis’ Confederate White House and Old Town.

Departure to New Orleans but a stop is made in Mobile (Alabama) for a break at the Shady Acres Campground. 300 km to Mobile. Visit Battleships in Memorial Park and the former English Conde-Charlotte House.

Now he leaves for the historic, graceful and unparalleled city of New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. On foot from the French Quarter RV Park (campsite equipped with all the services of electricity, water, clubhouse, etc.) to the city center. There are magnificent restaurants and a lively nightlife: do not miss it. 252 km to French Quarter RV Park. Visit Jackson Square, Basin Street and Audubon Park. Ride along the Mississippi by wheeled boat.

It goes north into Elvis territory. It’s a long way to “Elvis Town.” For this we make a stop south of Jackson (capital of Mississippi) at The Swinging Bridge RV Park. 285 km to Jackson. Visit the Old Capitol, the Governor’s mansion and the new Capitol.

Take the Freeway and take the picturesque Natchez Trace towards Tupelo, the city where Elvis Presley was born and lived until he was thirteen. The campsite is Barnes Crossing a few minutes north of the city. 257 km to Tupelo. Visit the birthplace and museum of Elvis.

In a couple of hours you can reach Memphis passing through the Holly Springs National Forest. A short distance from Graceland is the Memphis-Graceland RV Park & Campground on an 8-acre site near Elvis Presley Boulevard behind Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel. 178 km to Memphis. Visit Graceland of course, but don’t miss the Civil Rights Museum in what was the Lorraine motel where Martin Luther King was assassinated. Sun Studios and Beale Street are places immortalized in the blues of W.C. Handy.

Departure to Country territory, to its capital Nashville, where Dolly Parton and so many other celebrities of this genre carved their fame. To the north are Goodlettsville and Nashville Country RV Park, from where Grayline bus connects to the city’s top attractions, including The Grand Old Olry (Tuesday, Friday, Saturday night), Country Music Hall of Fame and Jack Daniels Distilleries, among other attractions. 370 km to Nashville. Visit The Grand Old Opry, Jack Daniels distilleries and other curious places.

Two hours of travel lead to the last stop of this tour, near Chattanooga. Raccoon Mountain RV Park & Campground is closest to the main points of interest: Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Southern Belle Riverboat, IMAX Theatre, and downtown. Nearby are the caves of Raccoon Mountain that can be visited by traveling 9 km of galleries. 227 km to Chattanooga. Visit the battlefields of Lookout Mountain aboard the Incline Railway. The caverns.

Distance of 212 km and two hours of travel lead to the end of the journey in Forest Park, in Atlanta (Georgia).