How to Get the Most From Your Orlando to Atlanta Road Trip

It’s time to leave your worries in the rear-view mirror and hit the road for a memorable getaway! If you live in the Orlando area and need an escape from your daily stresses, your relaxing paradise awaits in Midtown Atlanta. Rather than dealing with the extra stress and worries of flying, enjoy an exciting Orlando to Atlanta road trip! It’s an opportunity to get in touch with your adventurous spirit, spend time with loved ones, and check out unique attractions along the way. So, pack your bags, fuel up your car, and get ready for the experience of a lifetime!

Wait — there’s one more thing you need before gearing up for your road trip. It’s our free Travel Guide to Midtown Atlanta. This essential resource has everything you need to know about activities, attractions, events, and more in our area. You can even scroll through it while you’re sitting in the car!

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Everything You Need to Know for a Great Orlando to Atlanta Road Trip

Note: Please keep in mind that some of the attractions we listed below might be temporarily closed, have shortened hours, or are operating at limited capacity due to COVID-19.

The Drive

An older couple in a car during a road trip from Orlando to Atlanta

Road trips are just as much about the journey as the destination. (Although, Midtown Atlanta is truly a remarkable destination.) If you’re wondering how far it is from Orlando to Atlanta by car, the shortest route will take you along I-75 North for about 450 miles. The trip typically takes about six or seven hours from start to finish. 

We encourage you to enhance your road trip experience by making pit stops along the way. There are several fun things to do between Orlando and Atlanta. Consider checking out some of these spots during your drive:

  • Stop in Gainesville about two hours into your trip. This college town offers hiking trails to stretch your legs as well as a bustling downtown area with restaurants, shops, and events. If you like animals, check out the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo. See a wide variety of species and learn all about them on educational tours.
  • You’ll find Valdosta, Georgia, when you pass over the state line. It’s about halfway between Orlando and Atlanta. Here, mix up your driving time with some excitement at Wild Adventures Theme Park. Enjoy a variety of rides from Ferris wheels to roller coasters, cool off at the water park, or enjoy live music performances!
  • A quick stop in Vienna, Georgia, is the perfect place to try Georgia pecans. Ellis Bros. Pecans is a true classic and has been operating since 1944. Once you arrive at Stonehurst Place, keep an eye out for the mulch in the garden as it is made of crushed Georgia pecan shells.
  • We recommend visiting Macon, GA, and exploring The Hay House for one last stop before arriving in Midtown Atlanta. This historic building was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century with stunning designs and architecture. Take a tour and marvel at the impressive details of this Renaissance Revival-style structure.

The Destination

Lake Clara Meer at Piedmont Park in Atlanta

When you reach Midtown Atlanta, you gain access to a remarkable number of things to do. Whether you’re looking for excitement or relaxation, our bustling district has you covered. Explore the Georgia Aquarium to discover unique marine life, admire the artwork at various museums, and don’t forget to try top-notch cuisine at our favorite restaurants, like Ecco and Campagnolo. There are incredible attractions around every corner!

Enjoy the Best Lodging in Midtown Atlanta

The bed inside the Fowler Suite

Stay at Stonehurst Place to truly make the most of your Florida to Georgia road trip! Our historic inn features eight elegant rooms and suites that each offer a unique, extraordinary lodging experience. Plus, they come with excellent amenities as well as optional specials and packages to enhance your stay. You’ll wake up to a homemade, gourmet breakfast each morning and can walk to several of Midtown Atlanta’s top attractions afterward. 

Don’t wait another second. Make your reservations today, and enjoy the ultimate road trip!