Nashville to New Orleans Car Caravan Itinerary

Here's a daily look at all the fun sights, sounds, and tastes you'll discover on our Nashville to New Orleans guided car caravans. (itinerary always subject to change)

Day 1: Nashville

Strap on the boots and join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in Music City, USA. After dinner, hit the honky tonks on Broadway for great live music.

Hotel: Courtyard Marriott (or similar)

Included meals: dinner

Featured stops: Honky Tonk Row

Day 4: Memphis, TN

Day 4 is all about Elvis... We'll head to Graceland where you'll have included admission to both the mansion and the museum across the street. After touring the King's home, we'll head to the studio that made him a star- Sun Studio. Enjoy a guided tour of the birthplace of rock 'n roll. Finally, take a stroll through Edge Motor Museum, a one-of-a-kind car museum.

Hotel: Holiday Inn (or similar)

Included meals: breakfast

Featured stops: Graceland, Sun Studio, Edge Motor Museum

Day 7: Natchez to New Orleans

Day 7 finds us on the road to New Orleans, but first, a stop at Oak Alley, a sugar plantation known for its picturesque row of oak trees leading to the plantation house. After, we’ll make our way into New Orleans via the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, the second-longest bridge in the world. Once in New Orleans, enjoy walking through the French Quarter and maybe catch some jazz at one of the many restaurants and clubs.

Hotel: Sheraton (or similar)

Included meals: breakfast

Featured stops: Oak Alley Plantation, French Quarter

Day 2: Nashville

Today is all yours for sightseeing! Enjoy complimentary admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame and a free ticket for a hop-on/hop-off bus- the easiest way to see all the sights around town. Check out the Parthenon or the store from American Pickers! Your evening is free in case you wanted to see a show at the Opry!

Hotel: Courtyard Marriott (or similar)

Included meals: breakfast

Featured stops: Country Music Hall of Fame, Hop-on/hop-off tour bus

Day 5: Memphis to Jackson, MS

Day 5 finds us driving through scenic woods and forests until we find Tupelo, MS, Elvis's birthplace. You’ll have time for a nice lunch on your own and lots of Elvis sightseeing including where he got his very first guitar! After, we’ll make our way to Jackson, Mississippi, the “city with a soul” for the night.

Hotel: Courtyard Marriott (or similar)

Included meals: breakfast

Featured stops: Tupelo, MS- Elvis's boyhood home

Day 8: New Orleans, LA

Our final day begins with a guided tour of New Orleans where you’ll enjoy City Park, the Garden District, and even a local cemetery! Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure before joining back up with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner at one of New Orlean’s most famous restaurants.

Hotel: Sheraton (or similar)

Included meals: breakfast, dinner

Featured stops: City Park, Garden District, French Quarter, a local cemetery

Day 3: Nashville to Memphis

Leave the country music behind as we head to the land of the blues! After a short drive, enjoy a tasty BBQ lunch before touring the National Civil Rights Museum. Finally, park your car at the hotel and stroll to Beale Street for all the blues you could want!

Hotel: Holiday Inn Downtown (or similar)

Included meals: breakfast, lunch

Featured stops: Central BBQ, National Civil Rights Museum

Day 6: Jackson to Natchez, MS

Today we tour and drive through the Vicksburg National Military Park before eventually arriving in Natchez, MS, a town packed with beautiful antebellum mansions. 

Hotel: Natchez Grand (or similar)

Included meals: breakfast

Featured stops: Vicksburg National Military Park