12 days in Georgia Itinerary

12 days in Georgia Itinerary

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12 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Helen
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pine Mountain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Blue Ridge
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Saint Simons Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Covington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Atlanta

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stop by Sunrise Grocery, then trek along Hemlock Falls Trail, then admire the masterpieces at Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, and finally stop by Fred's Famous Peanuts.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helen trip itinerary planner.

Atlanta to Helen is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Pine Mountain.

Things to do in Helen

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, Sunrise Grocery, Hemlock Falls Trail
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Sunrise Grocery ©
Sunrise Grocery
Fred's Famous Peanuts ©
Fred's Famous Peanuts

2
nights
Pine Mountain

Pine Mountain ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Warm Springs Winery. On the next day, experience rural life at The Rock Ranch and then look for gifts at Woodbury Shoppe.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pine Mountain route planning site .

Drive from Helen to Pine Mountain in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Pine Mountain can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Pine Mountain

Fun & Games Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

The Rock Ranch, Warm Springs Winery, Woodbury Shoppe
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The Rock Ranch ©
The Rock Ranch
Warm Springs Winery ©
Warm Springs Winery

1
night
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).
On the 16th (Fri), savor the flavors at Out of the Blue, then get your game on at Tank Town USA, and then identify plant and animal life at Morganton Point Recreation Area.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Blue Ridge online tour planner .

Getting from Pine Mountain to Blue Ridge by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, subway, and car; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Pine Mountain in November: highs in Blue Ridge hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Tank Town USA
Highlights from your plan
Morganton Point Recreation Area ©
Morganton Point Recreation Area
Tank Town USA ©
Tank Town USA
Out of the Blue ©
Out of the Blue

1
night
Saint Simons Island

Saint Simons Island ©
St. On the 17th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at 4-H Tidelands Nature Center, then stroll through Jekyll Island Trail System, then make a trip to Tree Spirits of St. Simons Island, and finally look for gifts at Golden Isles Olive Oil. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Wesley Memorial & Gardens, then look for gifts at Monkeywrench Bicycles, then make a trip to Faith Chapel, and finally play a few rounds at Jekyll Island Golf Club.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Saint Simons Island day trip site .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Blue Ridge to Saint Simons Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. In November, Saint Simons Island is somewhat warmer than Blue Ridge - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Jekyll Island
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4-H Tidelands Nature Center ©
4-H Tidelands Nature Center
Jekyll Island Golf Club ©
Jekyll Island Golf Club
Jekyll Island Trail System ©
Jekyll Island Trail System

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of City Market, and admire the striking features of Mickve Israel Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah online road trip planner .

You can drive from Saint Simons Island to Savannah in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Savannah when traveling from Saint Simons Island in November, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Covington.

Things to do in Savannah

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hilton Head
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Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©
Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple

2
nights
Covington

Covington ©
Covington is a city and the county seat of Newton County, Georgia, located 35 miles east of Atlanta. On the 22nd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center and then take an in-depth tour of Memory Lane Classic Cars.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Covington route builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Savannah to Covington. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Savannah in November: high temperatures in Covington hover around 21°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Covington

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, Memory Lane Classic Cars, Elder Mill Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center ©
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center
Memory Lane Classic Cars ©
Memory Lane Classic Cars

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