We are planning a 3 week road trip Sept. 30 to Oct. 21....starting and returning to NY with stops in MD, WV, KY, GA, VA on the way to and from Tennessee and Mississippi where we hope to meander along the river, hear some blues, follow the Blues Trail, etc. We have previously been to New Orleans and Cajun country, Smoky Mt. Natl Park and Knoxville so those will not be part of this trip.
From Nashville to Memphis to Jackson to Natchez.......where should we plan to spend time and how many days, what routes do you recommend to drive, which places should we plan to catch music, get the flavor, which special motels, hotels, resorts, restaurants, sights should we visit?
Also, do we need reservations in advance that time of year or can we wing it reserving as we go along a day or two in advance via internet and cell phone?