Add a driving holiday to Atlanta onto your stay in New Orleans and get a whole lot more out of your trip.
New Orleans, with its fascinating mix of Creole, Cajun and European culture, delicious cuisine, and a thriving music scene, is one of the most exciting cities in the USA. Atlanta is equally significant as it’s known as the heart of the civil rights movement where leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. challenged the rules regarding issues like Black rights, desegregation, and labour laws. Travelling from New Orleans to Atlanta with Intrepid offers an enriching journey with plenty of fun along the way. Party along Bourbon Street, visit the mansion at Graceland, immerse yourself in the history of Savannah, record a song in Nashville, and tour the Atlanta History Center in one incredible trip. Your expert leader knows all the best activities and sights along this popular route so pack your bags and get ready for adventure.
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Everyone traveling on an Intrepid trip must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of carriage.
All travelers are required to produce:
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
- All children aged 5 to 17 years old must provide proof of vaccination;(if eligible), proof of recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.
- If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.
In all cases, you must be fully inoculated. This means you must receive the full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine and allow enough time for immunity to take effect. Each COVID-19 vaccine has different dosages and timeframes for inoculation, so please check the relevant medical advice associated with your vaccine.
It's possible to fly from New Orleans to Atlanta in 3.5 hours but with so many great things to see and do along the way, it's much better to travel by road. While it's possible to travel by bus from New Orleans to Atlanta or catch a train and connecting bus to get there in 11 hours, it's a lot more enjoyable to join a small group tour and let an expert local leader show you all the best spots along the way. Travelling this exciting route with other like-minded travellers is much more fun than hiring a car and going it alone.
The weather can vary quite a bit depending on what time of the year you're travelling and where you visit as you drive from New Orleans to Atlanta. As New Orleans and the surrounding area is located quite close to large bodies of water, the weather in New Orleans can get a bit wet, especially in the winter and fall seasons and it can be humid. In fact, the city has one of the highest levels of humidity in the United States. Further north in Atlanta, the weather is pleasantly warm in spring but summer can get quite hot and humid. Autumn adds a pleasant chill to the air and is ideal for outdoor pursuits. Temperatures often drop to around zero degrees Celcius in winter but snow in Atlanta is not a regular event.
When you're travelling from New Orleans to Atlanta, it's important to read up on what kind of weather to expect during the time you'll be there as temperatures can often fluctuate throughout the day in some seasons. Regardless of when you're going, New Orleans is quite a humid place so it's best to pack hot weather clothes so you won't be too uncomfortable. We'd also recommend packing an umbrella if you're traveling during winter or fall as well as some appropriate wet weather shoes. You should always remember to pack sunscreen and apply it every time you go outside, even if the day looks overcast. If you're planning on checking out the blues clubs in Memphis or partying the night away on Bourbon Street, you'll need a few dressier outfits as well. Comfortable shoes are essential, whether you're walking around town or dancing the night away.
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. New Orleans is working towards making all services, city programs, and facilities accessible to all persons. New Orleans is also quite a flat city so it's fairly easy to get around. However, we’re always happy to talk to travelers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.
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