Originally Posted by Hannah
It depends on the day and time you go through Atlanta. I always go straight through downtown (staying in the middle lane) as long as it is between 10 am and 2 pm. After or before that, use I-285 west. Also, make sure you go to I - 475 as you get close to Macon. Have a fun trip and good luck!
I lived in Atlanta area 11 years, and I agree with Hannah. Listen to AM750 where you can get traffic reports every 6 minutes. Traffic problems on I-75 are on "The Connector." If they don't mention that name, you're okay. 6:30a.m. to 9:00 and 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. is when you go around the west side of the city.
If you need to camp somewhere, stop at the incredible Stone Mountain Park campground on the east side of the city off Hwy 78 East. It's the prettiest park just about anywhere.