18 days in Georgia Itinerary

18 days in Georgia Itinerary

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18 days in Georgia Itinerary

Cardiff
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Tybee Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
Savannah
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Saint Simons Island
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Jekyll Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Atlanta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Helen
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
Cardiff

2
days
Tybee Island

Tybee Island ©
Tybee Island is an island and city in Chatham County, Georgia, near the city of Savannah in the southeastern United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, take in the exciting artwork at Fish Art Gallerie, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tybee Island Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at North Beach and then enjoy the sea views from Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tybee Island driving holiday tool .

Cardiff, UK to Tybee Island is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cardiff to Tybee Island. Traveling from Cardiff in July, expect Tybee Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Tybee Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Tybee Island Beach ©
Tybee Island Beach
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

5
days
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coligny Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Hilton Head Island Bike Trails in Hilton Head (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, stroll through Forsyth Park, and make a trip to River Street Savannah.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Savannah trip itinerary planner .

Savannah is very close to Tybee Island. In July, daytime highs in Savannah are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Savannah

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Hilton Head
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

1
day
Saint Simons Island

Saint Simons Island ©
St. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Wesley Memorial & Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church, then steep yourself in history at Fort Frederica National Monument, and finally examine the collection at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saint Simons Island trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Savannah to Saint Simons Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Saint Simons Island sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Fort Frederica National Monument ©
Fort Frederica National Monument
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum ©
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum

1
day
Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island ©
On the 2nd (Thu), wander the streets of Jekyll Island Historic District and then kick back and relax at Driftwood Beach.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jekyll Island day trip planning site .

Drive from Saint Simons Island to Jekyll Island in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Jekyll Island are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach

5
days
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Georgia Aquarium and Stone Mountain Park. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Over Georgia, stop by Krog Street Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoo Atlanta, and take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Atlanta travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jekyll Island to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Jekyll Island in August, Atlanta is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Atlanta

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Stone Mountain Park, Six Flags Over Georgia
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Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Six Flags Over Georgia ©
Six Flags Over Georgia

2
days
Helen

Helen ©
A taste of Bavaria right in the heart of Georgia's "Historic High Country," Helen houses just 400 residents but hosts over 200 shops that sell everything from handmade sweaters to Christmas ornaments.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls. Keep things going the next day: stop by Alexander's and then go for a stroll along the water at Boundary Waters Resort & Marina.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helen trip builder site .

You can drive from Atlanta to Helen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Atlanta in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Helen, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helen

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trips

Boundary Waters Resort & Marina, Alexander's
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Boundary Waters Resort & Marina ©
Boundary Waters Resort & Marina
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls
River Rafting & Tubing

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