10 days in Atlanta, Charleston & New Orleans Itinerary

10 days in Atlanta, Charleston & New Orleans Itinerary

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10 days in Atlanta, Charleston & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Train + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Charleston
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  20​h 30​min
End: Cardiff

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at High Museum of Art, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedmont Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Atlanta day trip planning app .

Cardiff, UK to Atlanta is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cardiff to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cardiff in October: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Piedmont Park ©
Piedmont Park
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Charleston Tea Plantation, then make a trip to Angel Oak Tree, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, look for gifts at The Hidden Countship, then contemplate the long history of Aiken-Rhett House, and finally don't miss a visit to Marion Square.

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Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Charleston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Charleston Tea Plantation, Angel Oak Tree
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Angel Oak Tree ©
Angel Oak Tree
Charleston Tea Plantation ©
Charleston Tea Plantation
Food Tours

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Change things up with a short trip to Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site in Vacherie (about 56 minutes away). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, wander the streets of Royal Street, and tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park.

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Getting from Charleston to New Orleans by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charleston to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charleston in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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