10 days in Atlanta, New Orleans & Savannah Itinerary

10 days in Atlanta, New Orleans & Savannah Itinerary

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10 days in Atlanta, New Orleans & Savannah Itinerary

Start: Durham
Drive:  6​h
1
Atlanta
— 1 night
drive:  9​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Drive:  11​h
3
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Durham

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Agatha's Mystery Theater as well as Center for Puppetry Arts. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see a show at Center for Puppetry Arts and then enjoy the dining and entertainment at Agatha's Mystery Theater.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Atlanta trip itinerary builder site .

Durham to Atlanta is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. October in Atlanta sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Nightlife Museums
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Center for Puppetry Arts ©
Center for Puppetry Arts

6
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.
You've added Two Chicks Walking Tours, Audubon Park, Happiness Bayou Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. The National WWII Museum and Garden District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Royal Street and Faulkner House Books. Venture out of the city with trips to Crosby Arboretum (in Picayune) and Tammany Trace (in Covington). There's lots more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Chalmette National Historical Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, take a stroll through Frenchmen Street, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Atlanta to New Orleans takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Atlanta in October, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 66°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 66°F. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Savannah.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tammany Trace, Crosby Arboretum
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, steep yourself in history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and finally take a stroll through Savannah Historic District.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Savannah tour builder tool .

You can fly from New Orleans to Savannah in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Savannah, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum

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