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New Orleans to Annapolis drive

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  New Orleans
 Birmingham (Alabama)
 Blue Ridge Parkway
 Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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New Orleans to Annapolis road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from New Orleans to Annapolis. If you're planning a road trip to Annapolis, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between New Orleans and Annapolis. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between New Orleans and Annapolis. 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 New Orleans
drive for about 2 hours

12:13 pm  Collins
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:13 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:51 pm  Meridian
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:51 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:09 pm  Birmingham (Alabama)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Birmingham (Alabama)
drive for about 2 hours

11:15 am  Chattanooga
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:15 pm
drive for about 3 hours

3:03 pm  Gatlinburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:03 pm
drive for about 3 hours

7:18 pm  Blue Ridge Parkway
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 8.5 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Blue Ridge Parkway
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:30 am  Roanoke
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:30 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

4:05 pm  Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:05 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:14 pm  arrive in Annapolis

day 3 driving ≈ 6 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is New Orleans, Louisiana.

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)

Birmingham (Alabama)  (34 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

Chattanooga  (25 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:
        Activities in Chattanooga for families with active kids
        Is April 2015 a good month to visit Chattanooga?

Gatlinburg  (27 answers)
    Great Smoky Mountain National Park  (8 mentions)
    Great Smoky Mountains  (2 mentions)

Blue Ridge Parkway  (6 mentions)
    questions about Blue Ridge Parkway:
        Where do we stay overnight

Roanoke  (17 answers)
    questions about Roanoke:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Roanoke?

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center  (7 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Annapolis, Maryland.

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

What are some things to do in Annapolis?

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:

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 Annapolis. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  miss from Los Angeles asked:
What must we do during one day in Annapolis, Maryland?  (1 answer)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Annapolis?  (1 answer)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Annapolis for a first time visitor?  (1 answer)

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

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 Annapolis to New Orleans 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 New Orleans to Annapolis. Or get a full New Orleans to Annapolis 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 New Orleans well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about New Orleans!

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


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