14 days in Houston & Georgia Itinerary

14 days in Houston & Georgia Itinerary

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Houston
— 3 nights
Fly to Knoxville, Drive to Blue Ridge
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Blue Ridge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly
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Jekyll Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Simons Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly

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Houston

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Let the collections at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Blue Bell Creameries capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Houston Museum District and Cockrell Butterfly Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Galveston (Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, Galveston Naval Museum, &more) and Confederate Memorial Museum (in Columbus). There's lots more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Houston, explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection, and don't miss a visit to Water Wall.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Houston itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Houston. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in June, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Blue Ridge

Historic High Country

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 30th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Long Creek Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Amicalola Falls State Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Sea Creek Falls. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get interesting insight from Tours, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Blue Ridge trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Houston to Blue Ridge takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in June; daily highs in Blue Ridge reach 84°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Helen.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Helen

Georgia's Alpine Village

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 2nd (Thu): shop like a local with Skylake Galleries, take in the dramatic natural features at Tallulah Gorge State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Black Rock Mountain State Park, and finally get your game on at Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Vogel State Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brasstown Bald, and then admire the majestic nature at Unicoi State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helen trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Blue Ridge to Helen in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Helen are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

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Atlanta

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, then examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, then examine the collection at College Football Hall of Fame, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta trip planner.

Getting from Helen to Atlanta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Atlanta when traveling from Helen in July, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

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Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Driftwood Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and then take a stroll through Jekyll Island Historic District.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jekyll Island road trip tool.

You can fly from Atlanta to Jekyll Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours

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Saint Simons Island

St. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then view the masterpieces at Gogo Jewelry, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fishing Pier. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Fort Frederica National Monument, then step off the mainland to explore St. Simons Island, then see the interesting displays at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Cassina Garden Club tabby cabins.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saint Simons Island trip planner.

Getting from Jekyll Island to Saint Simons Island by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Savannah

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at American Prohibition Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First African Baptist Church, brush up on your military savvy at Old Fort Jackson, then wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, and finally stroll around Forsyth Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Tybee Island Beach, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah holiday maker site.

Drive from Saint Simons Island to Savannah in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Georgia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.