8 days in Atlanta, New Orleans & Corpus Christi Itinerary

8 days in Atlanta, New Orleans & Corpus Christi Itinerary

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8 days in Atlanta, New Orleans & Corpus Christi Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
1
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Explore hidden gems such as Amicalola Falls State Park and Oakland Cemetery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery and Engelheim Vineyard. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Reynolds Nature Preserve, find something for the whole family at SkyView Atlanta, and get engrossed in the history at Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Atlanta itinerary planning tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Atlanta. October in Atlanta sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Engelheim Vineyard, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, Reynolds Nature Preserve, Amicalola Falls State Park
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Oakland Cemetery ©
Oakland Cemetery
Amicalola Falls State Park ©
Amicalola Falls State Park

3
nights
New Orleans

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans travel route planning app .

Fly from Atlanta to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 67°F, while days are little chillier, around 67°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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2
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
On the 11th (Thu), view the masterpieces at The Art Center of Corpus Christi and then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Padre Island National Seashore.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Corpus Christi vacation planner .

Fly from New Orleans to Corpus Christi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Corpus Christi, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Port Aransas Beach
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Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore

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