19 days in Georgia Itinerary

19 days in Georgia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Georgia itinerary builder

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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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Blue Ridge
— 3 nights
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Helen
— 1 night
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Columbus
— 1 night
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Jekyll Island
— 2 nights
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Saint Simons Island
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 4 nights
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Tybee Island
— 2 nights
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Atlanta

— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Get out of town with these interesting Atlanta side-trips: Monastery of the Holy Spirit (in Conyers) and Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, admire the striking features of Fox Theatre, and contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Atlanta journey website.

Cleveland to Atlanta is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cleveland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Atlanta, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Blue Ridge

— 3 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).
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blue Ridge: Ellijay (Build an Ark Animal Rescue & Engelheim Vineyards), Crane Creek Vineyards (in Young Harris) and Blairsville (Brasstown Bald & Meeks Park). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grumpy Old Men Brewing, explore the activities along Toccoa River, trek along Aska Trails, and relax in the rural setting at Mercier Orchards.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Blue Ridge trip planner.

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. In August, Blue Ridge is a bit cooler than Atlanta - with highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Helen.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Helen

— 1 night

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 8th (Tue), savor the flavors at VIP Southern Tours, admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls, then see the interesting displays at Charlemagne's Kingdom, and finally look for gifts at Betty's Country Store.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helen road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Blue Ridge to Helen takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Helen are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Helen

Tours · Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Columbus

— 1 night
Columbus is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): hike along Columbus Fall Line Trace, then stroll through Columbus Riverwalk, and then get engrossed in the history at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Columbus online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Helen to Columbus takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Helen in August; daily highs in Columbus reach 91°F and lows reach 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Jekyll Island

— 2 nights
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Faith Chapel, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jekyll Island Trail System. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Georgia Adventure Sports, then identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, then contemplate the long history of Horton House, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Driftwood Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jekyll Island trip itinerary app.

Getting from Columbus to Jekyll Island by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Saint Simons Island

— 2 nights
St. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, step off the mainland to explore St. Simons Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church, and finally play a few rounds at Sea Island Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Beth Tefilloh, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally kick back and relax at East Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Simons Island day trip app.

Traveling by car from Jekyll Island to Saint Simons Island takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Simons Island can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trips

Savannah

— 4 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Savannah is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, don't miss a visit to Historic River Street, take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ghost Coast Distillery.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savannah trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Saint Simons Island to Savannah in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Cockspur lighthouse, get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally look for gifts at Inferno. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, and then kick back and relax at Tybee Island Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tybee Island vacation builder app.

Tybee Island is just a short distance from Savannah. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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.