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Best route from Nashville to gulf-coast

Den Haag
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Best route from Nashville to gulf-coast

Where to stay and which route to take

We are a retired couple but feel young. I have never been to the deep south of USA.

For our 18 day tour in the deep South we need some help:

we start in New Orleans and we finish in New Orleans.

Our programme: flying in from Europe

5 nights New Orleans/LO

1 night Natchez/MS

2 nights Vicksburg/MS

2 nights Clarkdale/MS

2 nights Memphis/TN

2 nights Nashville/TN

1 night Alabama where ???

2 nights Florida where ??? somewhere on the coast

1 night New Orleans/LO

Leaving Nashville, we think of taken the

road #24 south to Murfreesboro , then the scenic

road #231 south to Hunstville

road #565 west to Decatur

road # 65 south to the coast

Please advise if this is the best way.

Somewhere between Birmingham and Montgomery we need a place to sleep, because we will have been driving for.......5 or 6 hours? We like a nice cosy place.

The next day we drive to the coast, but don't know where to stay for 2 nights. Not too touristic.

(I will also ask this in the Florida/forum) After the 2 nights we drive to New Orleans for another night before we fly to Phoenix/Arizona for the rest of our holiday.

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1. Re: Best route from Nashville to gulf-coast

It is a short hour between Montgomery and Birmingham. I have stayed at B&Bs in both cities and they were fantastic and affordable. Red Bluff Cottage is in Montgomery and Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast is in Birmingham. I would highly recommend both!

If you have time, take a break in Mobile County. Downtown Mobile is gorgeous with big historic homes, shopping and restaurants, while Dauphin Island and Bellingrath Gardens are in southern Mobile County and are legendary, beautiful places to visit. DI is a great place to relax on the beach or enjoy a charter fishing trip, and Bellingrath Gardens offers a walking tour with amazing flowers and plants, plus a riverboat cruise!

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