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Deep South road trip

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Deep South road trip

Hello

Me and my husband (lates 20’s) are looking to do a Deep South road trip in November for two weeks, flying in to Atlanta on the 16th November . Here’s our current plan

1 day Atlanta

2 days Memphis (driving through Birmingham)

3 days New Orleans (staying there for thanksgiving hopefully)

1 day Destin (drive through Mobile)

2 days Savannah

2 days Charleston

Possibly GSM

Back to Atlanta

I’ve been looking at various forums/books to try gather an idea of what to do in each area and I have got the below so far -

Memphis- visit Beale street, Graceland and sun studio

New Orleans- swamps, Laura/oak alley plantation, Cemetries, ghost tour etc

Destin- enjoy the beach

Savannah- not sure?

Charleston- not sure?

What is there to do in Charleston/Savannah? It mainly mentions Antebellum homes and Plantations.

Also is there any other must see places on route or which we should see instead?

What car hire company would you use?

Any other recommendations are appreciated!!

Thanks

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1. Re: Deep South road trip

Post on the Road Trips forum for some ideas. https:/…ShowForum-g1-i12567-Road_Trips.html and also on some city specific forums.

You are packing a lot into two weeks. Make sure you understand travel time between locations. For instance, Atlanta to Memphis is the better part of a day, as is Destin to Savannah, and Memphis to New Orleans is a long day, among others.

Oh, and skip GSM. You really don't have time.

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2. Re: Deep South road trip

I would try to do this as an open jaw, so you don't backtrack so much driving back to Atlanta. Also, you might consider a flight from Charleston to New Orleans.

UK to Atlanta. Drive to Charleston, Savannah. Fly to New Orleans, and visit beach from there. Fly back to UK from New Orleans.

Unless Memphis is a "must" on your list, I think it lifts out most easily.

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3. Re: Deep South road trip

Savannah is about the historic district, a very walkable area, or take one of the tours (https://www.trolleytours.com/savannah/hop-on-hop-off ). Nearby is Fort Pulaski and Tybee Island with beaches.

There are various historic homes that can be toured. One is the Mercer-Williams House (http://mercerhouse.com/) which is well known from the book/movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil".

Charleston is also an historic town, again very walkable, with historic homes and nearby plantation sites and Ft. Sumter.

Do some web searches for "Savannah things to do" or the same for Charleston or look at YouTube videos. Figure out if these are places that you really want to visit, because if they do not interest you, you can spend your time somewhere else that you may prefer more.

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4. Re: Deep South road trip

Yes post on road trip forum and be glad to help. Lots of info on top questions too.

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