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Jackson (Mississippi) to Atlanta drive in 1 day

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  Jackson (Mississippi)
 Livingston (Alabama)
 Birmingham (Alabama)
 Talladega Superspeedway
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Jackson (Mississippi) to Atlanta road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Jackson (Mississippi) to Atlanta. If you're planning a road trip to Atlanta, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Jackson (Mississippi) and Atlanta. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Jackson (Mississippi) and Atlanta. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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8:00 am  start in Jackson (Mississippi)
drive for about 1 hour

9:00 am  Forest
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:00 am
drive for about 1 hour

11:12 am  Meridian
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:12 pm
drive for about 43 minutes

12:55 pm  Livingston (Alabama)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:55 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:56 pm  Northport
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:56 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

4:56 pm  Birmingham (Alabama)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:56 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:56 pm  Talladega Superspeedway
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:56 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

9:14 pm  Carrollton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:14 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

11:10 pm  arrive in Atlanta
stay at W Atlanta - Midtown

driving ≈ 8 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Jackson (Mississippi) to Atlanta.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Jackson, Mississippi.

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.

Where should I stop along the way?


Meridian  (3 answers)

Livingston (Alabama)


Birmingham (Alabama)  (31 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

Talladega Superspeedway  (3 mentions)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Atlanta, Georgia.

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

Where's the best place to stay in Atlanta?

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 Atlanta.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out W Atlanta - Midtown, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Artmore Hotel  (4 mentions)
The Highland Inn  (3 mentions)

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

Where's the best place to eat in Atlanta?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Varsity, which was mentioned 14 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Mary Mac's Tea Room  (12 mentions)
Antico Pizza Napoletana  (11 mentions)
Empire State South  (11 mentions)
JCT Kitchen & Bar  (10 mentions)

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

What are some things to do in Atlanta?

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:

Georgia Aquarium  (29 mentions)
World of Coca-Cola  (20 mentions)
Piedmont Park  (16 mentions)
Midtown Atlanta  (14 mentions)
High Museum of Art  (11 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 Atlanta. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Leslie from Nashville asked:
Good Restaurants Unique to Atlanta?  (14 answers)

profile  Tristan from Florida asked:
Great, reasonable places to eat.  (13 answers)

profile  Gina from Minneapolis asked:
Tourist spots worth seeing in Atlanta?  (13 answers)

profile  Sarah from Seattle asked:
Authentic Southern Food!  (12 answers)

profile  Brooke from Nashville asked:
Best family activities in Atlanta?  (10 answers)

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

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 Atlanta to Jackson (Mississippi) 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 Jackson (Mississippi) to Atlanta. Or get a full Jackson (Mississippi) to Atlanta 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 Jackson (Mississippi) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Jackson (Mississippi)!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 381 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 32 minutes
Atlanta is 1 hour ahead of Jackson (Mississippi)
9 Jackson (Mississippi) travel answers
3 Meridian travel answers
31 Birmingham (Alabama) travel answers
109 Atlanta travel answers

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