It's time for that long-cherished dream of yours to go on a truly unforgettable road trip to finally come true. This South USA road trip map will take you on the most epic adventure of all time.
There are tons of amazing experiences in cities across almost every southern state of the country that are waiting for you. Time to pack your bags, call a few friends, turn the music on, and get on the road.
You can hop onto this trail at any point and follow it throughout the South, or you can start at it's ending points in Texas or Florida to conquer the whole shebang in one go!
Clam Pass Beach
Price: Free. Parking is $8 per vehicle
Address: 465 Seagate Dr, Naples, Florida
Why You Need To Go: Kick off your journey in one of Florida's best-kept secrets. This awesome beach lets you swim in a stream and the ocean at the same time.
Everglades National Park
Price: $30 per vehicle, $15 per person
Address: 40001 State Rd 9336, Homestead, Florida
Why You Need To Go: This park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the U.S. and it's truly stunning. There are many experiences you should try here, from alligator encounters to airboat tours.
Ocean Drive & Miami Beach
Address: Miami Beach, Florida
Why You Need To Go: Have a fun-filled day at this iconic street in South Beach, a true staple. Here you can take a dip in Miami Beach and then have a great dining experience in one of the cafes or enjoy the vibrant nightlife. You can also have an architectural tour around the pastel-hued buildings.
Address: Cocoa Beach, Florida
Why You Need To Go: Enjoy the bliss of an authentic Florida getaway at this little beach outside Orlando. Its picturesque views and relaxing vibes will help you relax while you have a picnic and enjoy the sunset. Or maybe you prefer to relax the tiki-style? It's totally up to you.
Price: Varies per ticket
Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, Florida
Why You Need To Go: Now that you are on the road, why don't you pass by Universal Orlando and go check some of the attractions? You can go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, or event to magical Seuss Landing.
Price: Day use fee is $5.50 per person
Address: 26701 E Highway 40 Silver Springs, Florida
Why You Need To Go: This natural spring is located at the Ocala National Forest, super close to Orlando. This is a kayak and paddleboard heaven, and you can also swim in its amazing turquoise waters. There's also an amazing camping spot in case you want to spend the night.
Fountain of Youth Archeological Park
Address: 11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, Florida
Why You Need To Go: Established in 1565, this place is a true legend. Ponce de Leon believed the myth that this spring in Florida had the secret for eternal youth. Now you can put his beliefs to the test.
Price: Park entry fee is $10 per person
Address: 6616 Blythe Island Hwy, Brunswick, Georgia
Why You Need To Go: This secluded island in Georgia is a true treasure. Full of wild horses, old ruins, and 17 miles of crystal clear beaches, this is something you need to check out.
Driftwood Beach Trail
Price: Admission fee is $6 valid all-day
Address: South Of North Loop Trail On N. Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, Georgia
Why You Need To Go: This beach is a Southern landmark, and people visit even out of the summer season. Here you can find 200 years old driftwood where you can climb and hammock on.
Address: Savannah, Georgia
Why You Need To Go: This is one of the most important cities in the state and there's so much to do! Be sure to check Chippewa Square, where Forrest Gump was filmed, but also explore its beaches and eat some incredibly fresh seafood. The city's historic center is another must visit.
Price: Adults $2
Address: 107 Kincaid Dr, Toccoa Falls, Georgia
Why You Need To Go: This is one of the most picturesque and high waterfalls in the state of Georgia. The hike to get to it is for advanced hikers, but the view is worth the sweat. There are other incredible waterfalls in Georgia you can visit too.
Price: Depends on what you decide to do
Address: Gainsville, Georgia
Why You Need To Go: There's a lot to do in Lake Lanier all year round. You can go shopping, tubing, fishing or simply relax and enjoy the landscapes. You can rent a houseboat or go glamping at this cute retro RV.
Price: Adults $32.95
Address: 225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, Georgia
Why You Need To Go: This massive aquarium in Atlanta is the largest public one in the US. Home to 100,000 marine creatures, here you can see creatures from beluga whales to penguins. Amazing.
World Of Coca-Cola
Price: Adults $17
Address: 121 Baker St. NW Atlanta, Georgia
Why You Need To Go: Another must-visit place in Atlanta is the Coca-Cola Museum, with its exhibits, merch, and the chance to sample coke's flavors from all over the world.
Zipline in Columbus
Price: $44.95 for 3 zips, $64.95 for 7 zips without coupon
Address: 1000 Bay Ave, Columbus, Georgia
Why You Need To Go: Are you a thrill-seeker? Time to put some adrenaline to your travel. You can zipline between Georgia and Alabama, with your starting point at Columbus. Don't miss this unique experience while on the road.
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Price: Adults $25
Address: 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, Alabama
Why You Need To Go: This Space Center in Alabama in consider "Earth's largest space museum". Here you can see displays of more than 1500 artifacts, including rockets, engines, spacecraft, simulators and hands-on exhibits.
Clark Creek Natural Area
Price: $4 per car
Address: 366 Ft. Adams Pond Rd., Woodville, Mississippi
Why You Need To Go: On your way to Louisiana make a stop to see this gem. Clark Creek has about 50 incredible waterfalls and many scenic hiking trails. The adventure you were looking for.
Address: 700 Bourbon St. New Orleans, Louisiana
Why You Need To Go: You simply can't pass by New Orleans and don't stop in Bourbon Street. This iconic way, in the heart of the French Quarter of the city, is home of the Mardi Grass, but also full of restaurants, bars and clubs where you can hear jazz, party all night and have one cocktail or two.
Price: Free. $20 if you want to scuba dive
Address: 649 Pinedale Rd, Huntsville, Texas
Why You Need To Go: This hidden oasis in Huntsville, Texas is a true gift from nature. Its amazing turquoise waters will remind you of the Bahamas.
Price: $5 daily
Address: Colorado Bend State Park 2236 Park Hill Dr, Bend, Texas
Why You Need To Go: Colorado Bend State Park is home to the natural wonder hidden in Texas. Gorman Falls, a 70-foot spring-fed waterfall, will make you feel like you are in an actual fairytale.
The Blanco River
Price: $5 daily
Address: 101 Park Rd 23, Blanco, Texas
Why You Need To Go: Take your time to explore this picturesque Texan river and unveil its most secluded corner: The Narrows. The area is like a tiny Grand Canyon with several natural pools. The serene getaway you were looking for.
Address: 3901 State Park Rd. 33 Caddo, TX
Why You Need To Go: This incredible lake near Dallas has the most stunning 50+ foot high cliffs that you can admire from above or below. It's the coolest water hole to hang out in North Texas.