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14 nights including self drive tour, car hire and flights

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Overview

Get ready to discover Florida, Georgia, The Carolinas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi, all in one incredible trip. You can experience the delights of the Southern USA on this 15-day self-drive tour, which starts and ends in Orlando – giving you the opportunity to extend your stay in the 'Theme Park Capital of the World'. From the sandy beaches of Florida and the mouth-watering food of Louisiana, to the sounds of Nashville and the views of the Great Smoky Mountains, this Deep South holiday is sure to be one to remember.

At Travelbag, we'll take care of all elements of your trip. Your flights, car rental, accommodation and even driving directions are all included – so you can look forward to an easy-peasy getaway. 

Day 1

Arrive in Orlando

Arrive in Orlando, collect your hire car and drive to your hotel, or transfer independently for your stay in Florida.

Overnight – Clarion Suites Kissimmee-Orlando Maingate or similar

 

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Day 2

Orlando

Enjoy a full day exploring the rides, rollercoasters and magical worlds of Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort or SeaWorld Parks. Just so you know, admission tickets are not included with your holiday.

Overnight – Clarion Suites Kissimmee-Orlando Maingate or similar

 

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Day 3

Orlando - Ocala - Silver Springs - Tallahassee

Say goodbye to Orlando, as you drive to she small country town of Ocala, which still retains much of its provincial atmosphere. In Silver Springs – which is home of the world's largest collection of crystal-clear springs – you can take an optional glass-bottomed boat trip across the bubbling waters. Then you'll head west to Tallahassee, Florida's tranquil capital with the charm of the Old South.

Overnight – Baymont by Wyndham Tallahassee Central or similar

Drive – 262 miles

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Day 4

Tallahassee - Apalachicila - Emerald Coast - Pensacola

Drive along Florida's "secret" Gulf Coast and discover well-kept wildlife preserves, elegant homes, and the colourful fleet of Apalachicola – a village famous for its fishing and oyster-catching. Admire the beauty of the Emerald Coast as you drive past its postcard-perfect beaches. When you arrive in Pensacola, why not take a stroll around the Seville Historic District?

Overnight – Quality Inn & Suites University Area or similar

Drive – 194 miles

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Day 5

Pensacola - Mobile - New Orleans

This morning, you'll drive to the Grand Dame of Alabama's cities, Mobile. Founded nearly 300 years ago by French settlers, the city remains an elegant combination of European culture and Southern charm. Next, you'll continue to New Orleans, one of the USA's most vibrant cities. Discover its unique atmosphere and sensory delights, as Cajun cuisine tickles your taste buds, and the sounds of blues and jazz bring the French Quarter to life.

Overnight – Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter or similar

Drive – 196 miles

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Day 6

New Orleans

Enjoy a full-day at your leisure in The Big Easy, as you immerse yourself in more than 250 years of French, Spanish and American cultures. Discover exhibitions at the Spanish colonial city hall, The Cabildo, or explore the city's grand buildings, churches and marble-clad cemeteries. Make sure you also spend some time in the bohemian French Quarter, where you can roam Bourbon Street, browse boutiques, and listen to live music. 

Overnight – Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter or similar

 

 

 

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Day 7

New Orleans - Natchez - Vicksburg

Today, you'll drive along the Mississippi River through Baton Rouge into the great state of Mississippi – a land of once-great plantations and moss-covered magnolias. Make sure you spend some time in Natchez, where there are more than 500 well-preserved antebellum homes.
Overnight – Quality Inn Vicksburg or similar

Drive – 205 miles

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Day 8

Vicksburg - Memphis

Depart Vicksburg for the home of the blues, Memphis. This city combines the romance of the Old South with the exciting pace of a modern metropolis. An optional tour of Downtown Memphis is available, which includes a visit to world-famous Beale Street. And don't miss the chance to visit Elvis Presley's palatial home, Graceland.

Overnight – Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown or similar

Drive – 248 miles

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Day 9

Memphis - Nashville

Leave Memphis and make tracks for the capital of country music, Nashville. Among the attractions in Music City are the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry, and the iconic Printer's Alley. With great bars and live performances everywhere you turn, Nashville is a music-lover's dream.

Overnight – Super 8 by Wyndham Nashville Downtown or similar

Drive – 214 miles

 

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Day 10

Nashville - Gatlinburg

Today, you'll drive east to Knoxville and then on to Gatlinburg. Nestled at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National park, Gatlinburg welcomes its guests with a taste of Appalachian hospitality at its very best.

Overnight – River Terrace Resort & Convention Centre or similar

Drive – 222 miles

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Day 11

Gatlinburg - Great Smoky Mountains - Cherokee - Columbia - Charleston

Today's drive will be a very scenic one. Enjoy the views out the window as you meander through the Great Smoky Mountains, famous for the distinctive blue haze which cloaks them. Pass through the ancestral homeland of the Cherokee Indians en route to Columbia, which is considered one of the USA' most beautiful state capitals. You'll arrive in historic Charleston in the afternoon. Get your bearings by taking a leisurely stroll through the Historic District with its pretty churches and unsurpassed antebellum architecture.
Overnight – La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Charleston Riverview or similar
Drive – 338 miles
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Day 12

Charleston - Savannah

Leaving Charleston behind you, it's worth stopping off to visit the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens – one of the oldest plantations in the Deep South. Then, you'll continue driving south to the port city of Savannah. You can explore 24 green plazas – if you’ve ever seen Forrest Gump, you’ll recognise Chippewa Square – or go for a walk along the cobblestone streets by the waterfront
Overnight – Courtyard Savannah Downtown/Historic District or similar
Drive – 106 miles
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Day 13

Savannah - Jacksonville - St. Augustine

Continuing south, you'll return to the Sunshine State of Florida. In Jacksonville, why not stretch your legs along the Riverwalk, on the south bank of St. Johns River? Then, you'll drive to the oldest town in North America, St. Augustine. This place oozes European charm, with narrow lanes and houses built in the Spanish style with their typical inner courtyards and balconies.
Overnight – Days Inn by Wyndham St. Augustine/Historic Downtown or similar
Drive – 179 miles
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Day 14

St Augustine - Daytona Beach - Kennedy Space Centre - Orlando

Depart early for Daytona Beach – a meeting place for motorsports fans from all over the world – before continuing on to Cape Canaveral. Make sure you also visit NASA's Kennedy Space Center to learn more about the USA's space programme, before returning to Orlando.

Overnight – Clarion Suites Kissimmee-Orlando Maingate or similar

Drive – 130 miles

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Day 15

Depart Orlando

As your holiday draws to a close, it's time to return your car to the airport and catch your flight home.

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Included
  • Return scheduled flights
  • 14 nights’ accommodation as mentioned in itinerary or similar
  • Fully inclusive car hire
  • Driving directions
Not included
  • Parking charges
  • Fuel and road tolls
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals, excursions and entrance fees

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