17 days in Los Angeles & Georgia Itinerary

17 days in Los Angeles & Georgia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
2
Columbus
— 1 night
3
Helen
— 2 nights
4
Jekyll Island
— 2 nights
5
Saint Simons Island
— 2 nights
6
Savannah
— 3 nights

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Skyrose Chapel. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Newport Beach and Carpinteria State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Huntington Beach (Huntington Dog Beach & Huntington Beach Art Center), Laguna Beach (Main Beach & Crystal Cove) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, stroll through El Matador State Beach, and explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder website.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Skyrose Chapel
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

1
night
Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in the U.S. On the 28th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Columbus Riverwalk and then brush up on your military savvy at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at F. D. Roosevelt State Park, thensteep yourself in history at Little White House, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Animal Safari.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Columbus trip app.

Fly from Los Angeles to Columbus in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Columbus due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in June, with highs in Columbus at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helen.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pine Mountain, Little White House
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National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center ©
Little White House ©
Little White House
Wild Animal Safari ©
Wild Animal Safari

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): hike along Dukes Creek Falls Trail, admire the majestic nature at Vogel State Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brasstown Bald. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Unicoi State Park, admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chattahoochee River.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Helen vacation planner.

Getting from Columbus to Helen by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Columbus in June: high temperatures in Helen hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Helen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Blairsville
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Vogel State Park ©
Vogel State Park
Brasstown Bald ©
Brasstown Bald
Dukes Creek Falls Trail ©
Dukes Creek Falls Trail

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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 2nd (Sat): take a stroll through Jekyll Island Historic District, thenget up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Keep things going the next day: make a splash at Summer Waves Water Park, kick back and relax at Driftwood Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Horton House.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Jekyll Island tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Helen to Jekyll Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Helen in July; daily highs in Jekyll Island reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Jekyll Island Historic District ©
Jekyll Island Historic District
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Georgia Sea Turtle Center ©
Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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Saint Simons Island

St. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then see the interesting displays at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Wesley United Methodist Church, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church, thenpause for some photo ops at Fort Frederica National Monument, and finally head off the coast to St. Simons Island.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, use the Saint Simons Island online travel route planner.

Drive from Jekyll Island to Saint Simons Island in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum ©
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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Savannah

Savannah
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters and National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. First African Baptist Church and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to North Beach in Tybee Island (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Old Fort Jackson, contemplate the long history of Olde Pink House, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Savannah day trip website.

You can drive from Saint Simons Island to Savannah in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Tybee Island, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
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North Beach
North Beach
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters