8 days in Huntsville, Chattanooga & Atlanta Itinerary

8 days in Huntsville, Chattanooga & Atlanta Itinerary

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Huntsville
— 2 nights
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Chattanooga
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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Huntsville

— 2 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathedral Caverns State Park as well as Land Trust of North Alabama. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Land Trust of North Alabama, explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Caverns State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Hays Nature Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial and then identify plant and animal life at Monte Sano Nature Preserve.

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Memphis to Huntsville is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Huntsville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

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Chattanooga

— 2 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ruby Falls and Tennessee Riverpark. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Coolidge Park and Tennessee Aquarium. There's still lots to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Creative Discovery Museum and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

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You can drive from Huntsville to Chattanooga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Huntsville to Chattanooga. In July, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Atlanta.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Nature

Atlanta

— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 30th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, trek along Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Chastain Park, and finally get in on the family fun at SKYVIEW Atlanta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Constitution Lakes, examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, and then stroll through Centennial Olympic Park.

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Getting from Chattanooga to Atlanta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors