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Highlights of Kentucky & Tennessee Self-Drive
16 days from €3,920pp
Explore the magnificent scenery of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Sample bourbon and go horse racing in Kentucky.
Go underground at Mammoth Cave National Park.
Discover the rich country music heritage of Nashville.
Learn about the South's fascinating, and turbulent, civil rights heritage.
- Mammoth Cave National Park
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Includes international flights from Ireland.
Day 1 Atlanta
Day 2 Chattanooga
Atlanta , Chattanooga
Collect your rental car and drive north to Chattanooga. This afternoon you have time to visit the Chattanooga Choo Choo Terminal Station, learn about the American Civil War at Point Park, take a cruise on the river or take the Incline Railway to Lookout Mountain.
Day 3 Sevierville
Chattanooga , Sevierville
Day 4 Sevierville
Enjoy a day discovering Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are many delightful walking and cycling trails to explore that provide breathtaking vistas. Do look out for black bears, white-tailed deer and raccoons.
Day 5 Lexington
Day 6 Louisville
Day 7 Louisville
There is lots to do in Louisville; you may wish to take in the atmosphere at Churchill Downs horse racing track, visit the Muhammad Ali Center, explore the Slugger Museum and Factory to see how baseball bats are made or visit some of the many bourbon whiskey distilleries.
Day 8 Mammoth Cave National Park
Louisville , Mammoth Cave National Park
Travel to Mammoth Cave National Park to explore one of the world's longest cave systems. There are more than 350 miles of passageways and you can visit this subterranean world in a small group with a national park ranger.
- Mammoth Cave Hotel
Day 9 Nashville
Mammoth Cave National Park , Nashville
Visit the National Corvette Museum at Bowling Green before crossing into Tennessee and making your way to Nashville. There is plenty of time this evening to soak up the electric atmosphere of the honky tonk bars on Broadway.
Day 10 Nashville
A day to enjoy buzzing Nashville. Don't miss the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Ryman Auditorium, RCA Studio B recording studios, or take in a live performance of country music at the Grand Ole Opry. Other attractions include the Tennessee State Capitol and the Tennessee State Museum.
Day 11 Memphis
Drive through the heart of rural Tennessee en route to Memphis. You may wish to follow part of the Natchez Trace Parkway en route, a beautifully maintained ancient route that was used for millennia by indigenous tribes.
Day 12 Memphis
Spend a day in Memphis exploring the heartland of blues, soul and rock and roll. Highlights include lively Beale Street with its live bars, whilst music fans won't want to miss Sun Studios or the Stax Museum. Visit the National Civil Rights Museum, at the site where Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968, whilst no visit to Memphis is complete without taking in Graceland, home of Elvis Presley.
Day 13 Tupelo
Day 14 Birmingham
Day 15 International return flight
Day 16 International return flight
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