15 days in Georgia & Louisiana Itinerary

15 days in Georgia & Louisiana Itinerary

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Atlanta
— 1 night
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Fort Oglethorpe
— 1 night
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Plains
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Tybee Island
— 2 nights
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Saint Simons Island
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Atlanta — 1 night

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at National Center for Civil and Human Rights and then steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip maker.

Madrid, Spain to Atlanta is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Madrid to Atlanta, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Atlanta: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fort Oglethorpe.
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Fort Oglethorpe — 1 night

Fort Oglethorpe is a city predominantly in Catoosa County with some portions in Walker County in the U.S. state of Georgia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the history at Chickamauga Battlefield and then witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

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

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Fort Oglethorpe takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fort Oglethorpe can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Plains.
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Plains — 1 night

Plains is a town in Sumter County, Georgia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm, then contemplate the long history of Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, and then get engrossed in the history at Plains High School.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Plains trip planner.

Drive from Fort Oglethorpe to Plains in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Plains are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Savannah.
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Savannah — 2 nights

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Congregation Mickve Israel, then take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah online route planner.

You can drive from Plains to Savannah in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Savannah are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Tybee Island.
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Tybee Island — 2 nights

Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. On the 19th (Tue), kick back and relax at Savannah River Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Back River Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Tybee Island Light Station And Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tybee Island Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tybee Island day trip planning tool.

Tybee Island is just a short distance from Savannah. In July, daytime highs in Tybee Island are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Saint Simons Island.
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Saint Simons Island — 2 nights

St. On the 21st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church, enjoy the sand and surf at East Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally contemplate the long history of Horton House. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at St Andrews Beach and then kick back and relax at Driftwood Beach.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Simons Island day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Tybee Island to Saint Simons Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 5 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National WWII Museum and St. Louis Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Jackson Square and French Quarter. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle), Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie) and San Francisco Plantation (in Garyville). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, stroll around Audubon Park, and wander the streets of Royal Street.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner.

You can fly from Saint Simons Island to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Saint Simons Island in July: highs in New Orleans hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Georgia travel guide

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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.
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Louisiana travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.
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