I'm from South Africa and will be spending some time in Nashville at the end of October for a conference. I am flying into (and out of) Atlanta and have decided to drive up since I have not spent much time in the real South.
My situation is as follows:
I leave from Atlanta on the Monday and have to be in Nashville on the evening of the Wednesday - thus two available nights in between (conference starts on the Thursday). On the way back I have to take the straight route from Nashville to Atlanta (via Chattanooga) since I am more pressed for time (has to be done in one go).
Now, which interesting places/routes can you recommend? I have considered Memphis (although it is a bit far) and also looked at some route going past Lynchburg (for Jack Daniels of course... it is Tennessee after all). Ideally I would've liked to see Little Rock but that is simply too far. Of course I could also consider driving up to Kentucky.
Any and all help will be greatly appreciated!
(PS - I would prefer not to drive the entire day each day, since I'm traveling alone)