6 days in Atlanta & Blue Ridge Itinerary

6 days in Atlanta & Blue Ridge Itinerary

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6 days in Atlanta & Blue Ridge Itinerary

Start: Pearl
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Blue Ridge
— 3 nights
End: Blue Ridge

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, and then get in on the family fun at SKYVIEW Atlanta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, immerse yourself in nature at Stone Mountain Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Chastain Park.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta day trip planning app .

Pearl to Atlanta is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pearl to Atlanta is 1 hour. When traveling from Pearl in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Atlanta: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Stone Mountain Park
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Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
SKYVIEW Atlanta ©
SKYVIEW Atlanta

3
nights
Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge ©
A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blue Ridge: Anna Ruby Falls (in Helen) and Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Mercier Orchards, snap pictures at Toccoa River Swinging Bridge, get interesting insight from Tours, and stop by Humble Pie Boutique.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Blue Ridge tour itinerary planning website .

Drive from Atlanta to Blue Ridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Atlanta in October: high temperatures in Blue Ridge hover around 70°F and lows are around 48°F. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Helen, River Rafting & Tubing, Cades Cove
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Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
River Rafting & Tubing
Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf ©
Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf

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