8 days in New Orleans, Atlanta & Birmingham Itinerary

8 days in New Orleans, Atlanta & Birmingham Itinerary

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8 days in New Orleans, Atlanta & Birmingham Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Birmingham
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
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.
Do your shopping at Frenchmen Street and Royal Street. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through French Quarter, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the New Orleans custom trip planner.

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in New Orleans reach 63°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Frenchmen Street ©
Frenchmen Street
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

3
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Do your shopping at Mall of Georgia and Krog Street Market. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedmont Park, and listen to music at The Fox Theatre.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Atlanta itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in November since evenings lows in Atlanta dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

Mall of Georgia
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Fox Theatre ©
Fox Theatre
Mall of Georgia ©
Mall of Georgia

few
hours
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, and then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Birmingham takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Birmingham due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in November, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Birmingham Museum of Art ©
Birmingham Museum of Art

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