Stone Mountain Park

10 day sample itinerary

Southern Rhythms Suggested Motorhome Itinerary

Journey to the sounds of the Deep South

Enjoy the sounds and sights of the Deep South as you take your motorhome from Atlanta through Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee and Georgia on a 10 day road trip adventure. Start your trip with a stay in ‘gateway to the South’, Atlanta where you can step back in time with a visit to some of the sights along the Gone with the Wind trail or embrace the cosmopolitan side of this vibrant city which is home to CNN and the World of Coca-Cola. Learn about the important part Montgomery had in the Civil Rights movement on the first stop of your Deep South journey before heading to the coast and the party city of Mobile, birthplace of Mardi Gras in America. Next up is ‘The Big Easy’, spend some time explore New Orleans’ historic French Quarter and be sure to stop by one of the lively bars on Bourbon Street before heading up through Mississippi. Discover some of the markers along the Mississippi Blues trail as you make your way through Jackson and Tupelo on your way to Memphis, make time to stop by the birthplace of Elvis before reaching the ‘home of the Blues’. Be sure to stop by his former home Graceland when you visit Memphis, home of the Blues, before heading on to Country Music Capital Nashville. Stop in Chattanooga for a visit to beautiful Lookout Mountain before heading back to Atlanta to return your motorhome.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Alabama State Capital, Montgomery
  • Expore the New Orlean's French Quarter
  • Mississippi Capitol Building in Jackson
  • Elvis' birthplace, Tupelo
  • Take a walk down Beale in Memphis
  • Stop by a honky tonk in Nashville

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
10 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Self-Guided
Included
  • International flights
  • Motorhome rental
Not included
  • RV campground hookup
  • Mileage packages
  • Personal kits, vehicle kits, generator usage and one way fees
  • Ferry fees (if applicable)
  • Park entrance fees (if applicable)
  • Meals or excursions unless specified

Itinerary Breakdown

Welcome to Atlanta, take walk around the beautiful downtown area. Visit Centennial Olympic Park or the Georgia Aquarium, take a backstage tour at CNN and try some new flavours at the World of Coca-Cola.

Points of Interest

After picking up your motorhome from the Cruise America office its an easy two and a half hour drive along the interstate into Alabama where you will stop at the State Capital, Montgomery.

Points of Interest

  • Dexter Avenue, MLK Memorial Baptist Church

Overnight Accommodation

  • The Woods RV Park and Campground or similar

Head down to the clear waters of the Gulf and the beautiful coastal city of Mobile today. Visit the Battleships at Memorial Park or stop by the historic Conde-Charlotte House.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Shady Acres Campground or similar

Cross over to Louisiana as you head down to the Big Easy today. Famous as the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans is a vibrant city where you will find historic sights,fantastic restaurants and a lively nightlife. Take a stroll through the French Quarter, visit Jackson Square and try a beignet at Cafe Du Monde or take a trolley ride through the Garden District to see the beautiful mansions.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • The French Quarter RV Park or similar

Leave New Orleans and Jazz behind today as you head on into Elvis country. The Journey to 'Elvis Town' is a long one so break up your trip with a stop in Jackson, the State Capital of Mississippi. Visit The Old Capitol, the Governor's Mansion and the Capitol Building.

Overnight Accommodation

  • The Swinging Bridge RV Park or similar

Journey along the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway as you make your way to Tupelo, the town where Elvis was born and lived until he was 13.Stop by the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum dedicated to his life.

Points of Interest

  • Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum

Overnight Accommodation

  • Campground at Barnes Crossing or similar

Your drive today takes you through the Holly Springs National Forest as you wind your way to Memphis. Take a tour of Elvis' iconic former home Graceland, stop in some of bars and restaurants along lively Beale Street and learn about the cities musical legacy at Sun Studios and the Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Graceland RV Park and Campground or similar

Your trip today will take you from the Home of the Blues to the Country Music Capitol. Nashville is the city that saw country music legends like Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash become international stars. If you are visiting on a Tuesday, Friday or Saturday be sure to catch the Grand Ole Opry show.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Nashville North KOA or similar

Journey down to Chattanooga today, the last stop on your Depp South adventure. Visit the Lookout Mountain battlefields aboard the Incline Railway, enjoy a trip aboard the Southern Belle Riverboat, stroll around downtown Chattanooga or explore the Raccoon Mountain Caverns.

Points of Interest

  • Lookout Mountain

Overnight Accommodation

  • Raccoon Mountain RV Park & Campground or similar

Cross back over into Georgia today as you head down to Atlanta to drop off your motorhome back at the Cruise America rental centre.

Points of Interest

  • Atlanta

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Fashionable Buckhead boutiques
    • Centennial Olympic Park
    • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
    • The World of Coca-Cola
    • Stone Mountain Park
  • Montgomery

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Alabama State Capitol
    • The Hank Williams Museum
    • Rosa Parks Museum
    • Dexter Avenue MLK Memorial Baptist Church
    • Wright Brothers Park
  • Mobile

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Mobile Carnival Museum
    • Bragg-Mitchell Mansion
    • Mobile Botanical Gardens
    • USS Alabama
    • Wintzell's Oyster House
  • New Orleans

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Historic French Quarter
    • Beignets from Cafe du Monde
    • Bourbon Streets bars and restaurants
    • Jackson Square carriage rides
    • Creole cuisine
  • Jackson

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Historic Farish Street
    • Mississippi Blues Trail
    • Eudora Welty House
    • Historic Belhaven neighbourhood
    • Old Mississippi State Capitol
  • Tupelo

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum
    • Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo
    • Natchez Trace Parkway
    • Tupelo Antique Market
    • Tupelo Automobile Musuem
  • Memphis

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Graceland
    • Beale Street Entertainment District
    • Peabody Hotel Duck Walk
    • Memphis BBQ
    • Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Musuem
  • Nashville

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Grand Ole Opry
    • Country Music Hall of Fame
    • Ryman Auditorium
    • Hatch Show Print
    • Honky-tonks on Broadway
  • Chattanooga

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Ruby Falls
    • Chattanooga Choo Choo
    • Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
    • Lookout Mountain
    • Chattanooga Rivewalk