My boyfriend and I are planning a southern road trip mid April.
We have 19 days and are planning to start in Charleston and end in New Orleans.
So far we have identified a route of sorts and we were hoping that people on the forums could give us some feedback and advice.
The route so far is:
• Charleston, SC
• Savannah, GA
• Great Smoky Mountains, TN (around Gatlinburg)
• Nashville, TN
• Memphis, TN
• Vicksburg, MI
• Natchez, MI
• Lafayette, LA
• New Orleans, LA (we have this locked in for 4/5 days for the Jazz Fest)
What do you think? How many days should we give each stop? There are obviously some big destinations I am missing, namely Atlanta and all of Alabama! Are there any changes you would make? Replacements?
We are also toying with Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
What about driving routes? Are there any you recommend that have stops of interest? We know we’ll be doing a lot of driving but we’re Australian’s and used to long hauls!
We are big on food when we travel and history and adore American National Parks though having said that I don’t think any of my stops really cover the civil rights movement.
Any feedback appreciated and if you have any suggestions of where to eat good Southern food along the way let us know.
Southern USA Road Trip
Recent ActivityView all United States activity »
- 1 HAWAII: Honolulu Airport Question
- 2 Baggage & Missed Plane Connection Questions
- 3 Oahu ideas
- 4 Disappointed with Hotwire for our Austin Rental Car
- 5 Kauai - Napali Coast - Air vs Water
- 6 Where to add a few days in Colorado?
- 7 Yosemite First timers in August survival Guide
- 8 Orlando-off-the-beaten-track
- 9 Finally!!! Santa Fe/ Albuquerque Family Christmas Break 2014
- 10 cape cod seashore rail trail
- 11 Yellowstone Road Closures - Impact Old Faithful
- 12 Joe Tro's San Francisco trip report
- 13 Driving from Philly to Stowe, VT. Need a scenic route!
- 14 Transportation between Seattle airport and Victoria Clipper pier
- 15 San Antonio suggestions anyone?
- 16 Dinner-Portland, OR-Favorites?
- 17 Hawaii Trip - Maui, Kauai and Honolulu in 9 days
- 18 Turning right with red traffic light ?
- 19 Aloha from Paradise (aka Kauai)
- 20 Connecticut trip 3rd week of September
- 21 3 days in Lake Travis area near Austin Texas
- 22 A Beautiful Bike Ride in Southern Delaware (Rehoboth, Bethany)
- 23 Road trip from Oakville to Vermont, Maine, Boston - too much in 7 days?
- 24 S. Utah 10 day Circle-Itinery-Ist pass
- 25 LA Long Weekend--Itinerary Help