13 days in Atlanta, Birmingham & Memphis Itinerary

13 days in Atlanta, Birmingham & Memphis Itinerary

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Atlanta
— 6 nights
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Birmingham
— 4 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights

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Atlanta

— 6 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Change things up with these side-trips from Atlanta: VIP Southern Tours (in Sautee Nacoochee), Old Car City (in White) and Booth Western Art Museum (in Cartersville). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, and walk around Centennial Olympic Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Atlanta online tour itinerary planner.

Thomaston to Atlanta is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Atlanta

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 4 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza (in Albertville) and Morgan Creek Vineyards (in Harpersville). The adventure continues: learn the secrets of beer at Red Clay Tours, see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham route planner.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Birmingham takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Step out of Memphis with an excursion to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, appreciate the history behind Statue of Elvis, make a trip to Beale Street, and take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Memphis road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Memphis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October in Memphis, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

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