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Albany (New York) to New Orleans drive

driving   /   4 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Albany (New York) to New Orleans road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Albany (New York) to New Orleans. If you're planning a road trip to New Orleans, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Albany (New York)
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:32 pm  New York City
eat at Katz's Delicatessen
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 4:32 pm
drive for about 3 hours

7:35 pm  Baltimore
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Baltimore
drive for about 3 hours

1:06 pm  Charlottesville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:06 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:03 pm  Roanoke
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Roanoke
drive for about 4 hours

2:00 pm  Asheville
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 4:00 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:49 pm  Chattanooga
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Chattanooga
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:16 pm  Birmingham (Alabama)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:16 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:33 pm  Meridian
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:33 pm
drive for about 3 hours

7:23 pm  arrive in New Orleans
eat at Café du Monde
stay at Hotel Monteleone

day 4 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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Albany (New York) to New Orleans questions


Where should I stop along the way?

New York City  (622 answers)
    Central Park  (149 mentions)
    High Line Park  (110 mentions)
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art  (85 mentions)
    Statue of Liberty  (69 mentions)
    Times Square  (59 mentions)
    restaurants around New York City:
        Katz's Delicatessen
        Shake Shack
        Lombardi's Pizza
        Balthazar Restaurant
        Eataly
    questions about New York City:
        Where do the cool kids stay in NYC these days?
        Is it a good idea to visit NYC in December?
        48 Hours in NYC - I NEED to know the best Pizza spots!
        free or cheap things to do in NYC
        What is your favorite restaurant in New York City?

Baltimore  (54 answers)
    Fells Point  (11 mentions)
    Inner Harbor  (7 mentions)
    Lexington Market  (4 mentions)
    Canton  (4 mentions)
    The Helmand  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Baltimore:
        G&M Restaurant and Lounge
        Faidley's Seafood & Fresh Fish Market
        Phillips Seafood
        The Abbey Burger Bistro
        Max's Taphouse
    questions about Baltimore:
        Best place to get seafood and crab cakes in Baltimore?
        Best free things to do in Baltimore?
        Authentic, non-chain restaurant for dinner with a child (with a well-refined palate) near the Inner Harbor?
        Family-friendly seafood restaurant
        What is your favorite restaurant in Baltimore?

Charlottesville  (17 answers)
    Monticello  (2 mentions)
    questions about Charlottesville:
        Any recommendations for hikes, good food and wine for a long-weekend trip?
        Trip with husband

Roanoke  (25 answers)
    questions about Roanoke:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Roanoke?

Asheville  (83 answers)
    Biltmore Estate  (13 mentions)
    Wicked Weed Brewing  (6 mentions)
    Highland Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    Wedge Brewing Company  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Asheville:
        Tupelo Honey Cafe
        Wedge Brewing Co
        French Broad Chocolate Lounge
        Cúrate
        Asheville Brewing Company
    questions about Asheville:
        Short weekend in Asheville
        Dining and lodging on a budget?
        Bachelorette Party
        Where to stay and what to do in Asheville N. Carolina?
        Things to do and places to eat/drink during girls weekend?

Chattanooga  (32 answers)
    Ruby Falls  (5 mentions)
    Rock City  (3 mentions)
    Tennessee Aquarium  (2 mentions)
    Creative Discovery Museum  (2 mentions)
    Lookout Mountain  (2 mentions)
    questions about Chattanooga:
        Is April a good month to visit Chattanooga?
        Activities in Chattanooga for families with active kids

Birmingham (Alabama)  (43 answers)
    questions about Birmingham (Alabama):
        Entertainment for a large group of customers in Birmingham?
        locate a good breakfast or coffee shop on the west side of Birmingham
        where is a safe hotel to stay in birmingham, al

Meridian  (3 answers)


Where's the best place to stay in New Orleans?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in New Orleans.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Monteleone, which was mentioned 11 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Want to research more popular hotels in New Orleans? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in New Orleans?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Café du Monde, which was mentioned 62 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

French Quarter  (45 mentions)
Muriel's Jackson Square  (14 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in New Orleans? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in New Orleans?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Frenchmen Street  (47 mentions)
Bourbon Street  (26 mentions)
Jackson Square  (18 mentions)
Magazine Street  (13 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about New Orleans. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Tom from Los Angeles asked:
Breakfast in New Orleans?  (19 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in New Orleans?  (14 answers)

profile  Drew from Ojai asked:
Where can I find the best jazz bars in New Orleans?  (13 answers)

profile  John from Omaha, Nebraska asked:
What are the must-try foods and restaurants in NOLA?  (9 answers)

profile  Bianca from Miami asked:
When is the best time to go to New Orleans?  (9 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to New Orleans.




Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a New Orleans to Albany (New York) drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Albany (New York) to New Orleans. Or get a full Albany (New York) to New Orleans flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Albany (New York) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Albany (New York)!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,427 miles
driving time of 20 hours, 57 minutes
New Orleans is 1 hour behind Albany (New York)
14 Albany (New York) travel answers
622 New York City travel answers
54 Baltimore travel answers
17 Charlottesville travel answers
25 Roanoke travel answers
83 Asheville travel answers
32 Chattanooga travel answers
43 Birmingham (Alabama) travel answers
3 Meridian travel answers
230 New Orleans travel answers





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