16 days in Georgia Itinerary

16 days in Georgia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Georgia holiday planner

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Atlanta
— 5 nights
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Blue Ridge
— 2 nights
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Helen
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Jekyll Island
— 3 nights
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Atlanta

— 5 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Change things up with these side-trips from Atlanta: Cartersville (Booth Western Art Museum & Tellus Science Museum) and Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, admire the masterpieces at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and listen to music at Fox Theatre.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Atlanta trip builder.

Boston to Atlanta is an approximately 19-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boston in June: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 87°F and lows are around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Ridge

— 2 nights

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).
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): experience rural life at Mercier Orchards, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see the interesting displays at Ducktown Basin Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): get your game on at Aska Mining Company, then try for a hole-in-one at The Lilly Pad Village, and then admire the majestic nature at Amicalola Falls State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Blue Ridge vacation planning website.

Getting from Atlanta to Blue Ridge by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Atlanta in June, Blue Ridge is slightly colder at night with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Helen.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Fun & Games · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Helen

— 2 nights

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Chattahoochee River, examine the collection at Charlemagne's Kingdom, then admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls, and finally admire the majestic nature at Unicoi State Park. On the next day, look for gifts at The Glassblowing Shop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brasstown Bald, then have some family-friendly fun at Alpine Mini Golf, and finally get your game on at Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helen trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Blue Ridge to Helen takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Helen are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Helen

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Savannah

— 2 nights

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 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Savannah Historic District.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Savannah route tool.

Getting from Helen to Savannah by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Helen in June since evenings lows in Savannah dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jekyll Island

— 3 nights
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Jekyll Island is known for wildlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Jekyll Island Trail System, pause for some serene contemplation at Faith Chapel, identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and cool off at Summer Waves Water Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jekyll Island trip planning tool.

Drive from Savannah to Jekyll Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Jekyll Island are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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.