Wander the streets of Nashville, lined with music venues that you can enjoy any time of the day.
Immerse yourself in US Civil Rights history in Memphis at the moving National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel.
Delve into the culinary history of New Orleans, learning how to cook gumbo and jambalaya.
Hear the poignant stories of those enslaved at the plantation homes that line the Mississippi River.
These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the American South, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well.
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Experience traditional southern charm in Charleston and Savannah.
Visit Cape Canaveral and the 'Space Coast'.
Explore Miami's Art Deco heritage.
Take an airboat ride through the Everglades.
Snorkel the turquoise waters of the Florida Keys.
Taste local delicacies such as Southern barbecue and Lowcountry boil.
Walk in the shoes of American royalty at Biltmore House.
Delve into Savannah’s culinary scene.
Watch birds and comb the unspoilt beaches on Jekyll Island.
Some of our favourite travel guides
- Plantation homes of the American South
- Exploring the American South: Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee
- Luxury holidays in the American South
- Music culture of the American South
- Exploring the American South: Georgia and the Carolinas
- A New Orleans food guide
Plantation homes of the American South
Juxtaposing extreme wealth and stark poverty, the American South’s plantations shine a light on the region’s past. USA specialist Carla shares her recommendations on which plantations to visit for a thorough grounding in the American South’s history.View this travel guide
Exploring the American South: Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee
Your guide to exploring the American South along the Mississippi River. Sample gumbo in New Orleans, examine the history of slavery at plantations, pay tribute to the King in Memphis and get a behind-the-scenes look at country music’s most storied stage.View this travel guide
Luxury holidays in the American South
Different to anywhere else in America, the American South offers a varied trip focused around music, food, history and a mix of cultures. Specialist Alice shares experiences that can uncover a little more of the region and elevate your trip.View this travel guide
Music culture of the American South
The birthplace of jazz, blues, rock ’n’ roll, soul and country music, the American South is the USA’s undisputed music capital. US specialist Natalie shares her ideas for exploring the region’s musical heritage on your holiday to New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville.View this travel guide
Exploring the American South: Georgia and the Carolinas
There’s more to the American South than the food, music and culture of Louisiana and Tennessee. USA specialist Molly ventured farther east to the less-visited states of Georgia, and North and South Carolina. Here, you can balance historical cities with beach relaxation and mountain scenery.View this travel guide
A New Orleans food guide
From a steaming bowl of belly-warming seafood gumbo to a creamy-sweet praline studded with pecans to a plate of oyster Rockefeller at Antoine’s — USA specialist Natalie introduces you to the distinctive culinary pleasures of New Orleans.View this travel guide