The heart and soul of the Crescent City is the French Quarter. Enjoy its decorative balconied-buildings, antique shops, great restaurants and jazz clubs. Ride the famed streetcars and see the charming Garden District.
DAY 3 & 4 - 90 miles
New Orleans to Mississippi's Gulf Coast
Enjoy two days of relaxation along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, which combines small-town friendliness, antique shops, history and coastal cuisine with casino gaming and entertainment, golf courses and 26 miles of white sandy beaches.
DAY 5 - 157 miles
Gulf Coast to Jackson
Drive north to Jackson, Mississippi's capital city. Take a driving tour of Jackson and see locations from the Oscar-winning movie, The Help.
DAY 6 - 195 miles
Jackson to Tupelo
Travel the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway, a historic trail originally 'traced out' by buffalo and later used as a trading route to Tupelo where a must-see is the humble two-room birthplace of Elvis and the Elvis Presley Museum.
DAY 7 - 110 miles
Tupelo to Memphis
Follow in the footsteps of the Presley family to Memphis, home of the blues and birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Visit Graceland, Elvis' beloved mansion, see his two private jets and the fantastic Automobile Museum. Don't miss Sun Studio, Stax and the Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Dance the night away on historic Beale Street.
DAY 8 - 76 miles
Memphis to Clarksdale
Follow the Mississippi Blues Trail south along Highway 61 into the Mississippi Delta, the birthplace of the blues. Finish the day at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, where across the street actor Morgan Freeman owns Ground Zero Blues Club.
DAY 9 - 58 miles
Clarksdale to Greenwood
Experience the B. B. King Museum in Indianola and the nearby restored and vibrant downtown of Greenwood, home to the boutique Alluvian Hotel and the Viking Cookery School.
DAY 10 & 11 - 100 miles
Greenwood to Vicksburg
Learn about the battle of Vicksburg, the turning point in the Civil War, as you tour the vast Military Park. Then visit Vicksburg's Old Court House Museum or Coca-Cola Museum or relax on the porch of a charming B&B mansion.
DAY 12 & 13 - 72 miles
Vicksburg to Natchez
Travel rural Mississippi and see the quaint town of Port Gibson en route to Natchez, the oldest permanent settlement on the Mississippi River. Enjoy a walking tour of some of the 500 antebellum (pre-Civil War) structures. Watch the sunset over Ol' Man River and sample Natchez-under-the-Hill, once known for its saloons and gambling.
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through downtown Natchez and slip back in time to the elegance of the 'Old South' as you tour the beautiful plantation homes.
DAY 14 - 176 miles
Natchez to New Orleans
Follow the Great River Road through Louisiana's Plantation Country and Baton Rouge as you travel back to New Orleans for your return flight home.