24 days in New Orleans, Charleston & Atlanta Itinerary

24 days in New Orleans, Charleston & Atlanta Itinerary

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24 days in New Orleans, Charleston & Atlanta Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Charleston
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Atlanta
— 11 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Hamburg

10
nights
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate French Quarter and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Saint Francisville (The Myrtles Plantation & Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site), Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, identify plant and animal life at Old River Road Plantation Adventure, and steep yourself in history at Hermann-Grima House.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip maker site .

Hamburg, Germany to New Orleans is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to New Orleans is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Hamburg in April, plan for a bit warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 25°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Saint Francisville, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Whitney Plantation, Lake End Park
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1
night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Washington Square, browse the exhibits of Heyward-Washington House, get a new perspective on nature at The Charleston Museum, then browse the exhibits of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Unitarian Church in Charleston. On the next day, steep yourself in history at McLeod Plantation Historic Site, appreciate the history behind Fort Moultrie, then pause for some serene contemplation at Circular Congregational Church, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from New Orleans to Charleston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Charleston. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Fort Moultrie
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Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim ©
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim
McLeod Plantation Historic Site ©
McLeod Plantation Historic Site

11
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields. Step out of the city life by going to Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Oglethorpe (Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park & Chickamauga Battlefield), Monroe County Historic County Courthouse (in Forsyth) and Macon (Fort Hawkins, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, explore the galleries of Margaret Mitchell House, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arabia Mountain.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta vacation planner .

Getting from Charleston to Atlanta by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Macon, Fort Oglethorpe, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, Arabia Mountain, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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