9 days in Atlanta, Nashville & Philadelphia Itinerary

9 days in Atlanta, Nashville & Philadelphia Itinerary

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9 days in Atlanta, Nashville & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Stone Mountain Park and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Georgia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Fox Theatre, see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Olympic Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Atlanta vacation planner.

New York City to Atlanta is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in November: highs in Atlanta hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Stone Mountain Park, Mall of Georgia
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Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 20th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, look for gifts at Hatch Show Print, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): work some fitness into your day at Centennial Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at Opry Mills, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nashville when traveling from Atlanta in November, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Shopping Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Independence Hall and Philadelphia Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. For shopping fun, head to Reading Terminal Market or Atlantic City Boardwalk. Change things up with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip builder.

Fly from Nashville to Philadelphia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Philadelphia. While traveling from Nashville, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Philadelphia, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia, Atlantic City Boardwalk
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Harrah's Philadelphia ©
Harrah's Philadelphia

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