Next month I am traveling from Greenville, SC all the way back to Dallas Tx. I will be picking up a classic BMW and driving it back for myself =]
I have 2 routes to drive the car back. A north, and southern route.
The Northern route would take me up thru Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis, and Little Rock.
The southern route goes thru Atlanta, Birmingham, Jackson, MS, and Shrevport.
There is only a 40 miles diffrence between the two routes. Which ones are eaiser, less traffic, more scenic?
I will prolly be cutting the 13 hour drive in half and sleeping half way thru it.
Any Advice? Reccomendations?
Your northern route is better--more to see and do in Nashville (Grand Old Opry, The Hermitage, downtown) and Memphis (home of the blues, Graceland, great BBQ) in particular. And the areas around Little Rock are really scenic in my view. Also, east of Knoxville is the Great Smoky Mountains (Dollywood and the national park) and Asheville, NC (Vanderbilt estate)--both interesting places to visit if you don't mind the small detour.
On the southern route, Atlanta is interesting, but lots of traffic and too spread out. Jackson and Shreveport are okay, but nothing special. And I've never been to Birmingham.
13 hours? Nashville is 10-11 from Dallas, and I can't imagine that Greenville is only 3 from Nashville. And I know Atlanta is more than 13 from Dallas.