8 days in Atlanta & Birmingham Itinerary

8 days in Atlanta & Birmingham Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Atlanta
— 5 nights
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Atlanta

— 5 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlanta: Champ's Clock Shop (in Douglasville), Chattanooga (Ghost & Vampire Tours & Tennessee Aquarium) and VIP Southern Tours (in Sautee Nacoochee). There's still lots to do: listen to music at Fox Theatre, explore the different monuments and memorials at Oakland Cemetery, stroll around Centennial Olympic Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Atlanta road trip planning tool.

Thomaston to Atlanta is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. October in Atlanta sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): sample some tasty brews at Red Clay Tours and then get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum and then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Birmingham journey planner.

Drive from Atlanta to Birmingham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks