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Annapolis to New Orleans drive with pets

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 Shenandoah National Park
 Blue Ridge Parkway
 Birmingham (Alabama)
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   pets   /   no RV

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Pet-friendly stops from Annapolis to New Orleans

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Annapolis to New Orleans with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to New Orleans, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Annapolis
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:33 pm  Shenandoah National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:33 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:58 pm  Roanoke
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:58 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:28 pm  Blue Ridge Parkway
eat at Creek Bottom Brewing
stay overnight at Rodeway Inn Galax
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Rodeway Inn Galax
drive for about 3 hours

12:14 pm  Gatlinburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:14 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:03 pm  Chattanooga
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:03 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:19 pm  Birmingham (Alabama)
stay overnight at Sheraton Birmingham
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 8.5 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Sheraton Birmingham
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:17 pm  Meridian
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:17 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:55 pm  Collins
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:55 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:11 pm  arrive in New Orleans
eat at Gordon Biersch Brewery
stay at Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans

day 3 driving ≈ 6 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Annapolis, Maryland.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Shenandoah National Park  (6 mentions)
    Stone Mountain Vineyard  (1 mention)
    Kilaurwen Winery  (1 mention)

Roanoke  (17 answers)
    PetSmart Pet Store  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Roanoke:
        Big Lick Brewing Company
    questions about Roanoke:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Roanoke?

Blue Ridge Parkway  (6 mentions)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Blue Ridge Parkway:
        Creek Bottom Brewing
    pet-friendly hotels around Blue Ridge Parkway:
        Rodeway Inn Galax
    questions about Blue Ridge Parkway:
        Where do we stay overnight

Gatlinburg  (27 answers)
    The Village Shops  (1 mention)
    The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum  (1 mention)
    Gatlinburg Haunts  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Gatlinburg:
        Humdingers Frozen Yogurt

Chattanooga  (25 answers)
    Ruby Falls  (1 mention)
    Shady Rest Farms Pet Sitting Service  (1 mention)
    Chattanooga Ghost Tours  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Chattanooga:
        The Bluewater Grille
        The Terminal Brewhouse
    questions about Chattanooga:
        Activities in Chattanooga for families with active kids
        Is April 2015 a good month to visit Chattanooga?

Birmingham (Alabama)  (34 answers)
    Bob the Big Dog Pet Sitting Service  (1 mention)
    Pet Perfect Professional Pet Sitting Service  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Birmingham (Alabama):
        Bistro Two Eighteen
        Wine Loft
        The Cantina
        The Five Points Grill
        Black Market Bar & Grill
    pet-friendly hotels around Birmingham (Alabama):
        Sheraton Birmingham
        Residence Inn by Marriott Birmingham Downtown at UAB
        Hotel Indigo Birmingham Five Points S - UAB
    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

Meridian  (3 answers)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is New Orleans, Louisiana.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

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 Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

Loft 523 New Orleans  (1 mention)
The Lafayette Hotel  (1 mention)

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?

GoPetFriendly suggests Gordon Biersch Brewery.

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.

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  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)

profile  Kathryn from London asked:
Favorite Things to do in New Orleans  (8 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 Annapolis drive with pets, 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 Annapolis to New Orleans. Or get a full Annapolis 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 Annapolis well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Annapolis!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,127 miles
driving time of 17 hours, 36 minutes
New Orleans is 1 hour behind Annapolis
14 Annapolis travel answers
17 Roanoke travel answers
27 Gatlinburg travel answers
25 Chattanooga travel answers
34 Birmingham (Alabama) travel answers
3 Meridian travel answers
203 New Orleans travel answers


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