16 DAYS/15 NIGHTS
Begins and ends in Atlanta
Daily, year round
YOUR FLY DRIVE INCLUDES:
• Round trip scheduled flights
• Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
• Accommodations as stated
DAY 1 ARRIVE ATLANTA
Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Atlanta. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.
Hotel: Loews Atlanta
DAY 2 CHATTANOOGA
Driving distance: 114Mi/182Km
Travel north today into the Appalachian Mountains and on to Chattanooga, a diverse city with a variety of cultural activities. Don’t miss the Tennessee Aquarium, Ruby Falls and, of course, the infamous Chattanooga Choo Choo.
Hotel: The Chattanoogan
DAYS 3 & 4 MEMPHIS
Driving distance: 340Mi/547Km
Today’s journey takes you along the southern state line of Tennessee from east to west, and to Memphis, the home of the Blues. Beale Street, W. C. Handy and Elvis Presley are all very much a part of Memphis, as is Mud Island, a 52 acre park showcasing the mighty Mississippi River.
Hotel: The Peabody
DAYS 5 & 6 NASHVILLE
Driving distance: 222Mi/357Km
From the southwest corner of Tennessee, today you head northeast to Nashville, the home of country music. Visit the homes and museums of the country music giants, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium and, of course, Grand Ole Opry.
Hotel: Gaylord Opryland Hotel
DAYS 7 & 8 GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS
Driving distance: 293Mi/469Km
From Tennessee to North Carolina, and the magnificent Great Smoky Mountains. In Chimney Rock Park, reach the top of legendary Chimney Rock for a spectacular view and explore the nature trails, waterfalls and caves. Then head onwards to Asheville, where you will spend the next two evenings.
Hotel: Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville
DAYS 9 & 10 CHARLESTON
Driving distance: 267Mi/430Km
Today’s drive takes you into the rural surroundings of South Carolina. Visit the small-town city of Newberry and the State Museum in Columbia en route to historic Charleston, one of the South’s best preserved cities. Stroll through Magnolia Plantations and Gardens, one of many plantations in the area and view the historic buildings and cobbled stone streets. There’s no shortage of restaurants to keep you busy into the evening.
Hotel: Belmond Charleston Place
DAYS 11 & 12 HILTON HEAD ISLAND
Driving distance: 107Mi/172Km
Enjoy a coastal drive today as you head south along South Carolinas' Atlantic Coastline, perhaps taking a stop at historic Beaufort to experience the Civil War history and fine antebellum homes. Hilton Head Island offers over 12 miles of beautiful beaches, providing an ideal opportunity to relax and enjoy the sunshine. We suggest a boat tour of the area for the best orientation, and visits to the fresh fish restaurants and boutique shops.
Hotel:Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
DAYS 13 & 14 JEKYLL ISLAND
Driving distance: 132Mi/213Km
Stop at the small beach town of Tybee Island, boasting an 18th century lighthouse, as you continue journeying south to the pretty destination of Jekyll Island. Your hotel for the next two nights, Jekyll Island Club Hotel, was a 19th century retreat for the wealthy industrialists. Top up your tan on the beach or if the great outdoors is your passion, try the exceptional golf, wildlife watching or horseback riding.
Hotel: Jekyll Island Club Hotel
DAY 15 SAVANNAH
Driving distance: 92Mi/148Km
Arrive in romantic Savannah and explore the revitalised waterfront, wander the shops and visit the iconic white steeple church as seen in Forrest Gump. Many of the old mansions and churches have been restored and are open for touring.
Hotel: Andaz Savannah
DAY 16 JOURNEY HOME
Driving distance: 241Mi/389Km
Drive along the Antebellum Trail through Macon, famous for its plantation-style homes, as you make your way back to Atlanta, where you will return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.
From £2079 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.