23 days in Georgia Itinerary

23 days in Georgia Itinerary

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23 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly + Drive:  22​h
1
Helen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Fort Oglethorpe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ellijay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Atlanta
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Columbus
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Saint Simons Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Savannah
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Accra

2
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helen: Blairsville (Brasstown Bald Mountain & Meeks Park), Crane Creek Vineyards (in Young Harris) and Consolidated Gold Mine (in Dahlonega). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls, stroll through Raven Cliff Falls, look for gifts at Sundance Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Mark of the Potter.

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Accra, Ghana to Helen is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Ghana Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Accra in July, Helen is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Oglethorpe.

Things to do in Helen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blairsville, Mark of the Potter, Consolidated Gold Mine, Crane Creek Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf ©
Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls
Brasstown Bald ©
Brasstown Bald

2
nights
Fort Oglethorpe

Fort Oglethorpe ©
Fort Oglethorpe is a city predominantly in Catoosa County with some portions in Walker County in the U.S. On the 30th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Rock City Gardens, then take in the history at Chickamauga Battlefield, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the fine beverages at Dalton Distillery, then immerse yourself in nature at Cloudland Canyon State Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Rock City.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Oglethorpe trip website .

Traveling by car from Helen to Fort Oglethorpe takes 3 hours. Traveling from Helen in July, expect nights in Fort Oglethorpe to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ellijay.

Things to do in Fort Oglethorpe

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon State Park, Dalton Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield
Rock City Gardens ©
Rock City Gardens

3
nights
Ellijay

Ellijay ©
Ellijay is a city in Gilmer County, Georgia, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ellijay: Berry College Campus (in Rome) and Blue Ridge (Fishing Charters & Tours & River Rafting & Tubing). There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Build an Ark Animal Rescue, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grumpy Old Men Brewing, learn about winemaking at Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, and look for gifts at Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ellijay trip planner .

You can drive from Fort Oglethorpe to Ellijay in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Ellijay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Blue Ridge, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, Berry College Campus
Highlights from your plan
Build an Ark Animal Rescue ©
Build an Ark Animal Rescue
Mountain Valley Farm ©
Mountain Valley Farm
Mercier Orchards ©
Mercier Orchards

3
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Explore Atlanta's surroundings by going to Monastery of the Holy Spirit (in Conyers), Booth Western Art Museum (in Cartersville) and Historic Downtown Senoia (in Senoia). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get your game on at Bad Axe Throwing, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Ellijay to Atlanta by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Columbus.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trips

Booth Western Art Museum, Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Senoia Welcome Center
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Food Tours
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing

3
nights
Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in the U.S. Explore Columbus' surroundings by going to Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum (in Andersonville), Richland Rum - Richland (in Richland) and Plains (Jimmy Carter National Historic Site & Maranatha Baptist Church). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, take an in-depth tour of Biblical History Center, admire the masterpieces at Columbus Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Hills & Dales Estate.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Columbus road trip planning website .

Take a bus from Atlanta to Columbus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

LaGrange, Plains, Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum, Richland Rum - Richland
Highlights from your plan
Maranatha Baptist Church ©
Maranatha Baptist Church
Hills & Dales Estate ©
Hills & Dales Estate

3
nights
Saint Simons Island

St. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Simons Island side-trips: Jekyll Island (Driftwood Beach, Georgia Sea Turtle Center, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church, don't miss a visit to Tree Spirits of St. Simons Island, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Simons Island journey planning tool .

Getting from Columbus to Saint Simons Island by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Jekyll Island, Pinball Palace
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Take a break from Savannah with a short trip to Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum in Tybee Island, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, walk around Forsyth Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savannah trip maker app .

You can drive from Saint Simons Island to Savannah in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Savannah, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tybee Island, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Ghost & Vampire Tours
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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