7 days in Gretna & Chattanooga Itinerary

7 days in Gretna & Chattanooga Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 1 night
Drive to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Fly to Chattanooga
— 5 nights
Bus to Civic Center Station, Fly to New Orleans


Gretna — 1 night

Gretna is the second-largest city and parish seat of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States.Gretna is on the west bank of the Mississippi River, just east and across the river from uptown New Orleans. On the 11th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on Ultimate Swamp Adventures, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Louisiana Swamp Tours. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph Church and Gardens.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gretna online trip itinerary planner.

New Orleans to Gretna is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Chattanooga.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Chattanooga — 5 nights

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Take a break from the city and head to Ruby Falls and River Rafting & Tubing. Take a break from Chattanooga with a short trip to Zipline in Blue Ridge, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium.

Before you visit Chattanooga, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Explore your travel options from Gretna to Chattanooga with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gretna to Chattanooga. When traveling from Gretna in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Chattanooga, with highs around 90°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Tours · Nature · Adventure
Side Trips