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Getting there

British Airways flies direct from Heathrow to New Orleans, Louisiana and to Atlanta, Georgia. Meanwhile, American Airlines flies direct to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Average flight time: 9.5h.

One-stop journeys are available from Heathrow to Birmingham, Alabama and Jackson, Mississipp­i with airlines including American Airlines and Delta.

Getting around

The sights in the older, European-style cities such as Charleston and New Orleans are generally walkable. Elsewhere, with public transport often unreliable, driving is best. Uber and Lyft are good alternativ­es in larger metropolit­an areas like Atlanta, while car rental can be affordable for greater distances, especially when booked in advance.

When to go

Winters can be mild across the Deep South: for example, New Orleans’ temperatur­es during Mardi Gras in late February often exceed 20C. Still, autumn and spring are the most comfortabl­e months to visit. Most would consider the summer too hot, with temperatur­es in the 30Cs and high humidity across the board.

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How to do it

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offers a 10-day Iconic Deep South tour, including flights to Nashville and from New Orleans, hotels and some meals, from £4,775 per person. abercrombi­

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