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The Deep South isn’t just a confection of Southern US states, it’s a living, breathing thing. Dressed in Spanish moss, radiating that Southern charm and hospitality – it’s the authentic soul of the USA, infused with music, delicious cuisine and a rich, fascinating culture and history. To experience the best of it we recommend visiting plantation homes, listening to live music, getting out your best fancy dress for Mardi Gras, tucking into Creole and Cajun cuisine, riding a horse on a real ranch and embarking on a paddlesteamer cruise, just to name a few. Soak up Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee or all seven of the Deep South states; we guarantee it won’t take you long to fall in love with the birthplace of blues.

Popular Tailor-made Deep South USA Holidays

If you’re looking for the USA at its most authentic, head for the Deep South on one of our tailor-made holidays called Journeys. Flight Centre can show you all the colour – from the Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Mobile to the country music beats of Nashville and the rock history at Elvis Presley’s Graceland. If it’s rich history you’re after, how about a tour of Louisiana’s most beautiful plantation homes on the banks of the Mississippi, or the chance to learn about the Civil Rights Movement in the place it began? If you want to wear your Stetson proudly, extend your Deep South trip into Texas, so we can take you on a cowboy-inspired adventure. However you decide to immerse yourself, all of our itineraries include some amazing travel experiences and tours, not to mention flights, hotels, transfers and car hire.

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Why book with Flight Centre?

  • Widest choice of airfares in the UK
  • Save time and speak to a Travel Expert
  • Great value for money
  • ABTA and ATOL certified

Where to Go in the Deep South USA

The USA’s Deep South is incredibly diverse. How about some French-inspired history, architecture and festival fever in New Orleans, followed by some alligator spotting in Mississippi? Or if you love chicken, why not check out the state where the Colonel was born, not to mention the Kentucky Derby? Or if music is in your soul, Nashville and Memphis are calling – check out the Grand Ole Opry, Sun Studios and the Bluebird Café to really feel the rhythm. Alabama is where some of America’s most prominent history came into play, from the Civil War to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Wherever you go, be sure to try the food too: shrimp po’boys and gumbo in The Big Easy is our favourite.

More about Deep South USA

Currency: US Dollar

Language: English

Vaccinations: Extra vaccinations are not required

Getting there

Flight time: London to New Orleans flight time is around 10 hours

Airport: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Visas: British Citizens require an ESTA, which you can apply for online

Top 3 Things to Do in the Deep South

  • Hear the music of Nashville, Tennessee, in a honkytonk bar
  • Stay in a Louisiana plantation home
  • Take the Kentucky Bourbon Trail  

When to Go to the Deep South

The South USA enjoys a subtropical climate, bringing hot and humid summers and cool winters. The milder seasons of spring and autumn are the best times to visit, but the sticky heat of summer brings an exciting, sun-drenched atmosphere to the region. From Mardi Gras to the rodeo, there’s always something happening here festival-wise too.

Why Book Your Deep South USA Holiday with Flight Centre

We know the Deep South USA: Many of our Experts have visited the Deep South while our USA specialists work closely with the region’s hotels and tour operators to ensure our holidays feature the latest and greatest it has to offer, and at the best-value prices.

Local knowledge: Flight Centre has stores throughout the Deep South USA, giving us access to fantastic local knowledge. With a team on the ground, we’ll not only ensure you have a fantastic experience, but also offer you insider information and tips that only locals will know.

Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.

Travel Butler and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: When you book a holiday to the Deep South from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive Travel Butler concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.