17 days in Los Angeles & Georgia Itinerary

17 days in Los Angeles & Georgia Itinerary

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

— 5 nights

City of Angels

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 Mission San Buenaventura. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santa Monica Bay and Crystal Cove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Huntington Beach (Huntington Dog Beach & Huntington Beach Art Center), Main Beach (in Laguna Beach) and Newport Beach (Newport Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). The adventure continues: stroll through Carpinteria State Beach, examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles planning site.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Columbus

— 1 night
Columbus is a city in the U.S. state of Georgia and the county seat of Muscogee County, with which it is consolidated. 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, then steep 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 9 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 90°F and lows at 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helen.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
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 84°F and lows are around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Jekyll Island

— 2 nights
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, then get 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 90°F and lows reach 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Saint Simons Island

— 2 nights
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, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church, then pause 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 90°F, and evening lows to 76°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 · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Pulaski National Monument and Old Fort Jackson. You'll explore and learn at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First African Baptist Church, steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, and take an unorthodox tour of Olde Pink House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Savannah online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Saint Simons Island to Savannah by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Savannah sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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.