18 days in Georgia Itinerary

18 days in Georgia Itinerary

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18 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Tybee Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Savannah
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Saint Simons Island
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Jekyll Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
5
Atlanta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Helen
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Cardiff

3
nights
Tybee Island

Tybee Island ©
Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tybee Island Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Gallery By The Sea, then view the masterpieces at Fish Art Gallerie, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tybee Island travel planner .

Cardiff, UK to Tybee Island is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cardiff to Tybee Island, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cardiff in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Tybee Island: highs are around 37°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Tybee Island Beach ©
Tybee Island Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

4
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Hilton Head (Hilton Head Island Bike Trails & Coligny Beach). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, stroll through Forsyth Park, and make a trip to River Street Savannah.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Savannah trip itinerary planner .

Savannah is very close to Tybee Island. In July, daytime highs in Savannah are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hilton Head
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

1
night
Saint Simons Island

Saint Simons Island ©
St. On the 1st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church, then appreciate the history behind Fort Frederica National Monument, then take a leisurely stroll along Fishing Pier, and finally see the interesting displays at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Simons Island trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Savannah to Saint Simons Island by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Saint Simons Island, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum ©
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum
Fort Frederica National Monument ©
Fort Frederica National Monument

2
nights
Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island ©
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
On the 2nd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center and then kick back and relax at Driftwood Beach.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jekyll Island day trip planning site .

Drive from Saint Simons Island to Jekyll Island in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Jekyll Island are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
Georgia Sea Turtle Center ©
Georgia Sea Turtle Center

4
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Attractions like Georgia Aquarium and Six Flags Over Georgia make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Atlanta to go to Stone Mountain and see Stone Mountain Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

To find out how to plan a trip to Atlanta, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Jekyll Island to Atlanta by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Jekyll Island in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Atlanta, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helen.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Six Flags Over Georgia, Stone Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Room Escape Games

2
nights
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 8th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls. Keep things going the next day: stop by Alexander's, then go for a stroll along the water at Boundary Waters Resort & Marina, and then relax in the rural setting at Mercier Orchards.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helen trip maker site .

Getting from Atlanta to Helen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Atlanta in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Helen, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helen

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Alexander's Store, Mercier Orchards, Boundary Waters Resort & Marina
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Boundary Waters Resort & Marina ©
Boundary Waters Resort & Marina
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls

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