Nashville to New Orleans
15-Day Tour of Nashville, Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery, Alabama’s coast, and New Orleans
Experience the South through music, history, and the southern coast in this exciting 15-day tour that starts in Nashville, travels through Sweet Home Alabama, and ends in New Orleans. Enjoy live music in rooftop bars and night clubs, relish in culinary delights and cherish the beauty and soul of Alabama and the South.
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DAY 1 & 2 Start in Nashville, often called “Music City USA” where you can tour Music Row and visit historic RCA Studio B. For nighttime entertainment, walk up and down Broadway Street to hear live music.
DAY 3 & 4 Today head south to Huntsville, AL. Known as “The Rocket City” Huntsville is home to the world’s largest space museum, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Just down the street is Huntsville Botanical Gardens where you can tour the pristine gardens and surround yourself with butterflies in the Butterfly house (seasonal). These attractions plus many more are available on the Huntsville/North Alabama All-in-One Ticket. Take some time to head west towards Florence/Muscle Shoals to immerse yourself in music history by visiting Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Alabama Music Hall of Fame, and W.C. Handy’s Home. These sites and more are available on the Florence/Muscle Shoals All-in-One Ticket.
DAY 5 & 6 Today drive to Birmingham. This is Sweet Home Alabama’s largest city where a giant statue of Vulcan overlooks downtown where you can find music and roof-top bars, theater, and fine dining. Birmingham is also home of America’s largest collection of motorcycles, on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Kelly Ingram Park and the 16th Street Baptist Church, nominated as a world heritage site, are in the historic 4th Avenue Business District. Birmingham’s All-in-One Attraction Ticket offers admission to these attractions plus many more.
DAY 7 & 8 Travel south to Montgomery, a historic city on the banks of the Alabama river has a very walkable downtown. Voted as the best historical city in the United Stated because of the events relating to the American Civil War and Civil Rights movement. Explore the Montgomery region with the All-In-One attraction ticket package for this area that includes more than 10 museums and attractions for one price. Four of the attractions are within walking distance of any downtown Montgomery hotel, Civil Rights Memorial Center, Freedom Rides Museum, Hank Williams Museum, and the Rosa Parks Museum. Hank Williams, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Martin Luther King, Jr and Rosa Parks all made history in this city with wonderful museums and sites dedicated to these men and woman who shaped history.
DAY 9 & 10 Continue south until you reach the Gulf of Mexico and the beach side resort towns of Gulf Shores/Orange Beach. Here the sand is soft and white, and the water is blue and warm. Relax on the beach and enjoy the many bars and restaurants that serve fresh gulf seafood. Buy the All-In-One attraction ticket package for this area and visit the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, ride the Ferris Wheel at The Wharf, and discover history when you explore the 200-year-old Fort Morgan. Continue south until you reach the Gulf of Mexico and the beach side resort towns of Gulf Shores/Orange Beach. Here the sand is soft and white, and the water is blue and warm. Relax on the beach and enjoy the many bars and restaurants that serve fresh gulf seafood. Buy the All-In-One attraction ticket package for this area and visit the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, ride the Ferris Wheel at The Wharf, and discover history when you explore the 200-year-old Fort Morgan.
DAY 11 & 12 It’s just a short drive to the historic port city of Mobile. Known as the birthplace of Mardi Gras in America, Mobile was founded in 1702 as the original capital of the Louisiana Territory. Mobile is a melting pot of people, flavors cultures and traditions. Attractions within walking distances of downtown Mobile hotels are GulfQuest National Maritime Museum, History Museum of Mobile & Fort Condé, and the Condé Charlotte Museum. This area’s All-in-One attraction ticket package includes these attractions and more for one price.
DAY 13, 14 & 12 Drive west on I-10 highway to experience another great southern port city, New Orleans. In many ways New Orleans is Mobile’s twin city, just larger. Both are important port cities with similar histories including a love of Mardi Gras and food. Fly home on the last day.
15 DAY / 14 NIGHT ITINERARY
Nashville: 2 Nights
Huntsville/Muscle Shoals: 2 Nights
Birmingham: 2 Nights
Montgomery: 2 Nights
Gulf Shores/Orange Beach: 2 Nights
Mobile: 2 Nights
New Orleans: 1 Night