Most Scenic Route from Atlanta to Los Angeles

The Atlanta to Los Angeles drive is long. It is approximately 2184 miles which will take about 32 hours of driving. Why not turn it into a thrilling experience by adopting a scenic route?
There are different Cities with lovely places that are worth stopping by. Make the most out of this long Journey by spending four days of a wonderful experience. Let’s start the road trip from Georgia to California.

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Day 1 Birmingham

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Starting from Atlanta, drive about 147 miles for 2,5 hours into Birmingham City. Get amazed with the great attractions in Birmingham. A lot of museums and galleries to explore full of culture and heritage to discover.

Visit the Cadbury chocolate world, where they make the world-famous chocolate. Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, the largest of its kind in the world. To always remember its roots, Birmingham built the most significant cast iron statue. There is a Museum in the Vulcan centre. This is where they keep all the historical information about Birmingham.

You have the most beautiful view of Birmingham from the Vulcan Centre. Get a pictorial view of its downtown. Take a tour of the Villa Park stadium. You will love it even if you aren’t a football lover. Check out the first team’s dressing room and lounge.


Continue Day 1 of our Atlanta to Los Angeles drive. Drive through Birmingham, Alabama. You will pass through the Valley Grande. Take time to experience Alamosa, then ride on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad.

After a 97-mile drive, you get into Alabama. Hike in with a visit to the Red Mountain Park with a great history of Birmingham iron mining. Head towards the south of the city and view pristine lakes at Oak Mountain State Park. Visit Montgomery and have a breeze walking along downtown. Chewacla State Park’s scenic acres are a dime.

Visit Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge and watch thousands of sea turtle hatchlings. Orange Beach is another relaxing place. It is one of the best places in Alabama. You can go to small fishing and dolphin sightseeing at the stunning White-Sand Beach. Notable, isn’t it?

After such a fantastic experience in Birmingham and a drive from Atlanta, you need a great night. Drive about 4 hours into Memphis and take a day off the road.

Memphis has you covered where to end the day and rest. The Peabody Memphis is an excellent visitors hotel with great amenities. The food is excellent, and their services are exceptional. Travelodge by Wyndham Memphis is a beautiful place to spend your night. The Sheraton Memphis is another option. Enjoy your stay in Memphis.

Day 2 Memphis

You cannot rise in the morning and hit the road. A few attractions in Memphis won’t cost you anything. The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum is a tremendous musical exhibit with a history of famous musicians. Closeby is the FedExForum Tours, which accepts about ten people to enjoy touring the magnificent place.


Hit the road into Ozark, driving about 282 miles for approximately 5 hours. Start by visiting the South Park that is the Aux Arc Park near Ozark Lake. It has excellent parking; enjoy wine tasting at the nearby Mount Bethel winery.

Get yourself relaxed by sitting on the benches along West River Street, one of the most visited streets. Watch the boats and ships as they come and go. Enjoy cruising for a few minutes before leaving this amazing place.

Ozark has such beautiful sites; a must-visit is the Silver Dollar City, perfect for a family visit. The Buffalo National River has many fun things, such as canoeing and lovely views to take pictures. Big Surf Waterpark, Thunder Mountain Park etc., are great parks to have a walk.
Every place is unique, and you can’t get enough of all the scenic spots. As a traveller, you have to make the best out of your Journey by creating memories along the way.

Oklahoma City

Continue Day 2 in Oklahoma City. This is very close to Ozark, about a 4,5-hour drive. It is a must-pass with all the beautiful attractions. You have natural places such as the Wichita Mountains, Natural Falls State Park, and Glover River etc.

These beautiful wild scenic places are worth visiting for a thrilling experience.
Turner falls park is a year-round place to visit with incredible caves. You also have the Gloss Mountain State Park with the shiny glass surface of the Selenite Mountains. It is precious travelling through Oklahoma City; its natural places are unique.

Take another day off the road by driving the fastest route to Amarillo. Sleep at the most amazing places, such as Country Inn and Suites by Radisson with a great outdoor pool. Days Inn Offers the best visitor services, Red roof Inn in Amarillo; enjoy the benefits of travelling at these exceptional places.

I hope you are taking some pictures of this thrilling experience. We all love good memories, and keeping them is the only way to always remember them.

Day 3 Amarillo

Amarillo is best known for its great mouthwatering delicious steaks. Visit The big Texan Steak Ranch and get your taste buds relieved.

The city has fantastic Canyons and museums, among other things. Tour the Palo Duro Canyon State Park. This is one of the most beautiful Parks in the USA. It has a mixture of animal species and a lavishing floral environment.

This park is the pride of Amarillo. Enjoy sightseeing, hiking or horseback riding at the park.
Learn more about Amarillo history, arts and culture at the Amarillo little theatre. Get the fascinating history and classic entertainment at the theatre.


The journey is an interesting one full of entertainment and educational opportunities as well. Drive from Amarillo and stop by Albuquerque. We are almost there but still have a lot of scenic views.

Albuquerque has blue skies and sunshine for about 310 days a year, and it has more outdoor, funny events almost 3/4 of the year. You cannot pass through Albuquerque without enjoying the International balloon fiesta. It is full of entertainment, and culture.

Have you ever heard of Sandia Peak Tramway? It is a great place to visit in Albuquerque. This stretches to the Sandia Mountains. You have stunning views. Travelling with kids? The Cliff’s Amusement Park is the place to stay with the kids. Make it a memorable trip by taking a tour of this park. It has all the family activities you may think of, from white knuckle rides to dining facilities.

It’s been a long day, and a final drive in Flagstaff is the way to go. Sleep at Aspen Inn Bed and Breakfast in Flagstaff. Albuquerque to Flagstaff is around 320 miles which takes a 4,5 hours drive. It will help if you take a break and sleep in Flagstaff before taking the final route.

Day 4 Flagstaff

Flagstaff is also known as the city of seven wonders, and it is nearer to the Grand Canyon. Want to enjoy scenic drives in Flagstaff? Spare time to experience Sunset Crater, Oak Creek Canyon, Wupatki and Walnut Canyon National Monument. You can see these places as part of a stunning drive.


Get you ready for the last but not the least, drive into Kingman. You need about 2,25 hours to get into Kingman from Flagstaff. Spend some time visiting the historic Route 66 Museum. This museum has a wealth of information.

The Mohave Museum of History and Arts has plenty of exhibits. Lake Mohave is an artificial lake in Kingman. A lot of people enjoy fishing there. Pass by Cella winery and enjoy wine tasting, escape the heat of summer and enjoy the snows of winter Hualapai Mountain Park. Everything is exquisite!

Finally, Los Angeles!

Los Angeles is a private city full of many American celebrities. Disneyland Park, a famous and beautiful place for kids. The Universal Studios Hollywood, Santa Monica Pier, the Getty Center etc., are scenic places found in Los Angeles.

It’s a worth 4-day visit travelling the road from Atlanta into Los Angeles. Include this trip on your bucket list!

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