Escape the ordinary and treat yourself to a new adventure in Atlanta. If you’re in search of a unique experience, a Dallas to Atlanta road trip should be at the top of your list! The driving distance is ideal for a long road trip, and it’s filled with beautiful scenery. Once you reach your destination, the fun begins! Use our complimentary Travel Guide to find the best things to do in Atlanta and make your trip from Dallas unforgettable.
What You’ll Need for a Successful Dallas to Atlanta Road Trip
In total, the distance from Dallas, TX, to Atlanta, GA, is 780 miles, and the driving time is just over 11 and a half hours. Don’t fret; with the right planning, this road trip will be the best you’ve ever had! To help you prepare for your road trip, we’ve put together a few useful tips. These are a few things you can do to make the journey enjoyable:
- Plan your route along I-20 East
- Make plenty of stops during the drive
- Enjoy the journey with a friend
- Switch drivers when needed
- Create a fun playlist of music and podcasts
- Pack a few drinks and snacks
Can’t-Miss Stops Along the Way
The drive may seem long, but the distance is ideal for a drive filled with fun experiences along the way. After all, road trips are just as much about the journey as they are about the destination! If you plan your trip route along I-20 E, you will travel through five different states, including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia.
Stop No. 1: Explore the Key to the South
As you pass through Mississippi, take a break and stretch your legs in Vicksburg. The historic city is about 5 hours from Dallas and was dubbed the “Key to the South” by President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. Best of all, it’s filled with things to do!
First, enjoy a tasty Southern-style meal in a 100-year-old house at Walnut Hills Restaurant. Next, stop by the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum where you’ll find unique advertising memorabilia and the equipment used to bottle Coca-Cola for the first time in 1894. Afterward, stroll through town and visit the oldest independent art gallery in Mississippi. Attic Gallery is a one-of-a-kind establishment that shares a special bond with Stonehurst Place – one of our stunning art prints came from this very place! After you’ve browsed the gallery and perhaps found a souvenir, head back to your car and get a few more miles under your belt before stopping for the night in Jackson, Mississippi.
Stop No. 2: Take a Break Before Reaching Atlanta
In just under an hour, you’ll reach Fairview Inn, which is located nearly halfway between Dallas and Atlanta. The historic inn features spacious accommodations, welcoming amenities, and delicious dinner offerings – everything you need to unwind after a long drive! Settle in for the night, and in the morning, wake up to a complimentary breakfast. After your first meal of the day, you’ll be ready to get back in the car and make your way to Atlanta. If you get hungry at lunchtime, grab a quick bite on the way as it’s a six-hour drive to your final destination.
Atlanta has much for you to discover; from fine dining to exciting activities, our bustling Midtown neighborhood has it all. But perhaps, the best place in the entire city is Stonehurst Place! We offer luxury, friendly service, and a delicious breakfast you won’t find anywhere else. In your accommodation, you can unwind with a relaxing bath or get some shut-eye in our heavenly beds. You’ll also enjoy fabulous décor throughout the inn and welcoming amenities. Last but not least, when you’re ready to explore Atlanta, you’ll be steps away from the area’s most renowned attractions.
Ready to make the drive from Dallas to Stonehurst Place? Check our availability and book your getaway now. We can’t wait to welcome you to our piece of paradise in the city!