41 days in Georgia Itinerary

41 days in Georgia Itinerary

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41 days in Georgia Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Atlanta
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Helen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Dalton
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Pine Mountain
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h
Saint Simons Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
Jekyll Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Tybee Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
Savannah
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
Manchester

7
days
Atlanta

Atlanta
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Venture out of the city with trips to Arabia Mountain (in Lithonia), Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain) and Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center (in Johns Creek). Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium, steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park, examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, and stroll through Zoo Atlanta.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta trip itinerary planning tool .

Manchester, UK to Atlanta is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Atlanta. While traveling from Manchester, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Atlanta, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Stone Mountain Park, Marietta Square, Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center, Arabia Mountain, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola
World of Coca-Cola
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden

4
days
Athens

Athens
Athens is a consolidated city–county in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Madison (Heritage Hall & Rogers House and Rose Cottage), Chateau Elan (in Braselton) and Hurricane Shoals Park & Historical Heritage Village (in Maysville). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Sandy Creek Nature Center, take in nature's colorful creations at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, admire the majestic nature at Fort Yargo State Park, and stroll through Bear Hollow Zoo.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens road trip app .

You can drive from Atlanta to Athens in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helen.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Madison, Chateau Elan, Fort Yargo State Park, Hurricane Shoals Park & Historical Heritage Village
Highlights from your plan
Sandy Creek Nature Center
Sandy Creek Nature Center
Chateau Elan
Chateau Elan
Heritage Hall
Heritage Hall

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dawsonville (Amicalola Falls State Park & North Georgia Premium Outlets), Dahlonega (Consolidated Gold Mine & Wolf Mountain Vineyards) and Minnehaha Falls (in Lakemont). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls, do a tasting at Crane Creek Vineyards, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Nacoochee Village Antique Mall, and make a trip to BabyLand General Hospital.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helen road trip planner .

You can drive from Athens to Helen in 2 hours. Traveling from Athens in January, things will get slightly colder in Helen: highs are around 10°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dalton.

Things to do in Helen

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Blairsville, Crane Creek Vineyards, Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Anna Ruby Falls
Anna Ruby Falls
Amicalola Falls State Park
Amicalola Falls State Park
Consolidated Gold Mine
Consolidated Gold Mine

4
days
Dalton

Dalton ©
Dalton is a city in Whitfield County, Georgia, United States. Explore Dalton's surroundings by going to Mountain Valley Farm (in Ellijay), Stonebridge Golf Course (in Rome) and Southern Estate Alpacas (in Adairsville). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Rock City, experience rural life at Mercier Orchards, immerse yourself in nature at Cloudland Canyon State Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rock City Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dalton trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Helen to Dalton by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pine Mountain.

Things to do in Dalton

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon State Park, Southern Estate Alpacas, Stonebridge Golf Course, Mercier Orchards
Highlights from your plan
Mercier Orchards ©
Mercier Orchards
Southern Estate Alpacas ©
Southern Estate Alpacas
Chief Vann House Historic Site ©
Chief Vann House Historic Site

3
days
Pine Mountain

Pine Mountain ©
Pine Mountain is a town in Harris and Meriwether counties in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Pine Mountain: Columbus (Columbus Riverwalk & THE NATIONAL INFANTRY MUSEUM) and Sprewell Bluff Park (in Thomaston). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Hills & Dales Estate and identify plant and animal life at Callaway Gardens.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pine Mountain day trip planner.

Getting from Dalton to Pine Mountain by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dalton in January: high temperatures in Pine Mountain hover around 17°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Pine Mountain

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Columbus, Sprewell Bluff Park, Hills & Dales Estate
Highlights from your plan
Hills & Dales Estate ©
Hills & Dales Estate
THE NATIONAL INFANTRY MUSEUM
THE NATIONAL INFANTRY MUSEUM
Callaway Gardens
Callaway Gardens

4
days
Saint Simons Island

Saint Simons Island ©
St. Saint Simons Island is known for museums, historic sites, nature, golf, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Episcopal, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at Wesley United Methodist Church At Frederica, and take a leisurely stroll along Fishing Pier.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saint Simons Island travel route builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pine Mountain to Saint Simons Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. In February in Saint Simons Island, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sea Palms Resort Golf Course ©
Sea Palms Resort Golf Course
Christ Church Episcopal
Christ Church Episcopal
Fort Frederica National Monument ©
Fort Frederica National Monument

4
days
Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island ©
Jekyll Island is known for beaches, wildlife, historic sites, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Driftwood Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Historic Jekyll Wharf, identify plant and animal life at Tidelands Nature Center, and steep yourself in history at Horton House Ruins.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jekyll Island trip planner .

You can drive from Saint Simons Island to Jekyll Island in an hour. February in Jekyll Island sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
Horton House Ruins ©
Horton House Ruins
Tidelands Nature Center ©
Tidelands Nature Center

4
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. Tybee Island is known for beaches, historic sites, museums, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Savannah River Beach, explore and take pictures at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, and see the interesting displays at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Tybee Island attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Jekyll Island to Tybee Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Tybee Island, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
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 ©
Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S.
Savannah is known for historic sites, parks, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, contemplate the long history of The Olde Pink House, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and don't miss a visit to River street Savannah.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Savannah road trip website .

Savannah is just a stone's throw from Tybee Island. In February, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Ghost & Vampire Tours

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