9 days in New Orleans, Chattanooga & Atlanta Itinerary

9 days in New Orleans, Chattanooga & Atlanta Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Chattanooga
— 3 nights
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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Fly to Gainesville, Bus to Ocala, Taxi to Homosassa

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New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes French Market as well as Global Wildlife Center. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Global Wildlife Center and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at French Market, then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip website.

Homosassa to New Orleans is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Homosassa to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Homosassa in March, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 61°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in New Orleans

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Chattanooga

— 3 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Coker Museum and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, take some stellar pictures from Rock City, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Chattanooga takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in March, expect little chillier with lows of 42°F in Chattanooga. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

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Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Six Flags Over Georgia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, then meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium, and then contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Six Flags Over Georgia.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Atlanta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Atlanta

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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