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Duration: 12 nights
Day 1: ATLANTA ARRIVAL - BIRMINGHAM
Arrive in Atlanta and travel to Birmingham, Alabama, to see the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum, home to the world's largest motorcycle collection. The museum has over 1,200 vintage and modern motorcycles and race cars. Spend time in the entertainment district in downtown Birmingham.
Day 2: BIRMINGHAM
Sunday morning, hear a spirit filled Gospel Choir at the historic 16th Street Baptist Church, nominated as a World Heritage Site. The church is located in the Civil Right District of Birmingham, adjacent to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and a must-stop for those that want to learn more about Southern history and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day 3: BIRMINGHAM - MEMPHIS
Enjoy the musical city of Memphis and explore the birthplace of the blues by taking in a performance in one of the entertaining Beale Street blues bars. Memphis offers a multitude of musical and movie moments, and there are two nights to explore your favorites. Start with a visit to Graceland, home of the late Elvis Presley, then choose between the Rock & Soul Museum, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the Gibson Guitar Factory, or Sun Studio where musicians such as B.B. King, Elvis Presley, and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded their rock'n'roll hits.
Day 4: MEMPHIS
Dive deeper in the birthplace of the blues by taking in a performance in one of the entertaining Beale Street blues bars. Drive out for a tour of Elvis Presley's home Graceland; see the original bomber, Memphis Belle; or monorail to unique Mud Island.
Day 5: MEMPHIS - TUPELO - MUSCLE SHOALS
Travel to Tupelo, Mississippi for a day trip to see the modest birthplace of Elvis. The most significant landmark of Tupelo's modern history is a modest, two-room house where the King of Rock & Roll was born on January 8, 1935. From this humble beginning, Elvis Presley began his swift rise to become the world's most popular entertainer. The house, built by his father with $180, draws over 50,000 visitors each year from across the world and is part of the 15-acre Elvis Presley Park. The home is a Mississippi landmark and the centerpiece of the park which includes, among many other exhibits, the popular photo-op "Elvis at 13" statue and Elvis' childhood church. Travel to Muscle Shoals.
Day 6: MUSCLE SHOALS
Tour the "Hit Record Capital of the World", Muscle Shoals, Alabama to spend the night. Rolling Stone's guitarist Keith Richards called this location "Rock-N-Roll Heaven". Visit historic FAME and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Rattlesnake Saloon, and see "The Father of the Blues," W. C. Handy's birthplace and museum.
Day 7: MUSCLE SHOALS - NASHVILLE
Travel to Nashville, often called music city where you can tour Music Row and visit historic RCA Studio B and Country Music Hall of Fame. For nighttime entertainment, visit some of the intimate clubs in town including The Listening Room Cafe and the famous Bluebird Cafe.
Day 8: NASHVILLE
Soak up the sounds in the country music capital by visiting the Grand Ole Opry. Experience the South's tumultuous history at the Tennessee State Museum. A full day to discover the variety of attractions Nashville has to offer, such as the Grand Ole Opry, Opryland U.S.A. and world-famous Printer's Alley.
Day 9: NASHVILLE - LYNCHBURG - HUNTSVILLE
Travel to Lynchburg Tennessee where small town values and perfect Americana living are alive and well in Lynchburg, It might be small, but it's home to one LARGE industry - the Jack Daniels Distillery - which is the oldest registered distillery in the United States and averages over 250,000 visitors every year. Every ounce of Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey is produced here, fed by the pure, ironfree cave water springs nearby. Travel to Huntsville.
Day 10: HUNTSVILLE
In Huntsville see the largest space museum in the world, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. The museum has one of the most extensive collections of space artifacts and displays more than 1,500 rockets, engines, spacecraft, simulators, and hands-on exhibits. It is also home to Space Camp.
Day 11: HUNTSVILLE - ATLANTA
Travel to Atlanta for your trip out. Arrive in Atlanta and overnight. While in the South's gateway city, visit the home of the world's largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola.
Day 12: ATLANTA
Enjoy a day in Atlanta, which started as railroad junction in the 1830s and quickly became the transport hub of the South. Its strategic importance was a large part of the reason it made such an inviting target for General Sherman' Union Army, which razed it during the Civil War. Visit Fairlie-Poplar, the African American Panoramic Experience, Grant Park or the Atlanta History Center.
Day 13: ATLANTA DEPARTURE
Return your car at the airport before your departure flight.