8 days in Atlanta, Orlando & Gatlinburg Itinerary

8 days in Atlanta, Orlando & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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8 days in Atlanta, Orlando & Gatlinburg Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  12​h
1
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes World of Coca-Cola as well as Room Escape Games. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip itinerary planner.

Chicago to Atlanta is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Atlanta. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in October: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 76°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Black Angus Steakhouse as well as Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando travel planner.

You can fly from Atlanta to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Orlando is somewhat warmer than Atlanta - with highs of 85°F and lows of 68°F. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
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Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
night
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roaring Fork. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Orlando to Gatlinburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Orlando in October, with highs in Gatlinburg at 72°F and lows at 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Wildlife Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Roaring Fork
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine ©
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine

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