11 days in Georgia Itinerary

11 days in Georgia Itinerary

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11 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Jekyll Island
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Saint Simons Island
— 2 nights
+4
taxi + Fly + subway + bus + taxi:  5​h 15​min
4
Blue Ridge
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Helen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly + train:  13​h 30​min
End: Cardiff

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Owens-Thomas House. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to City Market, admire the majestic nature at Wormsloe Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Mercer Williams House Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First African Baptist Church.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Savannah online tour planner .

Cardiff, UK to Savannah is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Savannah is minus 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cardiff in November; daily highs in Savannah reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Owens-Thomas House ©
Owens-Thomas House
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace ©
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace

1
night
Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island ©
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at 4-H Tidelands Nature Center, wander the streets of Jekyll Island Historic District, then identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Faith Chapel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jekyll Island trip maker .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Jekyll Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Jekyll Island are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Sea Turtle Center ©
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Faith Chapel ©
Faith Chapel
4-H Tidelands Nature Center ©
4-H Tidelands Nature Center

2
nights
Saint Simons Island

Saint Simons Island ©
St. On the 17th (Sat), stop by Monkeywrench Bicycles, appreciate the history behind Fort Frederica National Monument, take in nature's colorful creations at Wesley Memorial & Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Wesley United Methodist Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Epworth By the Sea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): head off the coast to St. Simons Island, then see the interesting displays at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, and then choose your vessel at Coastal Backwater Adventures.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Saint Simons Island travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jekyll Island to Saint Simons Island takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Saint Simons Island are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
St. Simons Island ©
St. Simons Island
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum ©
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum
Fort Frederica National Monument ©
Fort Frederica National Monument

1
day
Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge ©
A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stop by Blue Ridge Adventure Wear, stop by Fly Shop Company, then get your game on at Cohutta Cove Mini Golf, then relax in the rural setting at Mercier Orchards, and finally look for gifts at Humble Pie Boutique.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Blue Ridge trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Saint Simons Island to Blue Ridge in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint Simons Island in November: high temperatures in Blue Ridge hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Shopping Outdoors Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Humble Pie Boutique ©
Humble Pie Boutique
Cohutta Cove Mini Golf ©
Cohutta Cove Mini Golf
Mercier Orchards ©
Mercier Orchards

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Tue), look for gifts at Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen, then immerse yourself in nature at Unicoi State Park, and then admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helen road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Blue Ridge to Helen takes 1.5 hours. In November in Helen, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Helen

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls
Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen ©
Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at College Football Hall of Fame, then admire the masterpieces at Center for Civil and Human Rights, then examine the collection at High Museum of Art, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedmont Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Atlanta visit planner.

Getting from Helen to Atlanta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Atlanta are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
High Museum of Art ©
High Museum of Art
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Center for Civil and Human Rights
College Football Hall of Fame ©
College Football Hall of Fame

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