26 days in Georgia Itinerary

26 days in Georgia Itinerary

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26 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: Cape Coral, Florida
Drive:  7​h
1
Jekyll Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Tybee Island
— 9 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Savannah
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Columbus
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Clayton
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Tampa, Florida

5
nights
Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island ©
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Christ Church and Jekyll Island Historic District. Visit Driftwood Beach and St Andrews Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jekyll Island: Saint Simons Island (St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, Fort Frederica National Monument, & more). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, contemplate the long history of Brewery Ruins Horton-duBignon House duBignon Cemetery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Faith Chapel.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jekyll Island online visit planner .

Cape Coral to Jekyll Island is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cape Coral in October, with highs in Jekyll Island at 79°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Simons Island, Art Downtown SoGlo Gallery and Brunswick Actors' Theatre
Highlights from your plan
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jekyll Island Trail System ©
Jekyll Island Trail System

9
nights
Tybee Island

Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. We've included these beaches for you: Tybee Island Beach and Mid Beach. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and North Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Savannah River Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cockspur lighthouse, cast your line with a fishing tour, and kick back and relax at Back River Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tybee Island journey builder site .

Getting from Jekyll Island to Tybee Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. On the 15th (Tue), you're off toSavannah.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tybee Island Beach ©
Tybee Island Beach
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

4
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Savannah Historic District and Bonaventure Cemetery. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coligny Beach. Explore Savannah's surroundings by going to Hilton Head Island Bike Trails (in Hilton Head) and Pat Conroy Literary Center (in Beaufort). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, get engrossed in the history at Pin Point Heritage Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Mickve Israel Temple, and learn about all things military at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Savannah tour site .

You can drive from Tybee Island to Savannah in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Savannah are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Pat Conroy Literary Center, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wild Animal Safari, brush up on your military savvy at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, and then admire all the interesting features of Columbus Botanical Garden. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of National Civil War Naval Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Columbus Riverwalk, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Columbus Fall Line Trace.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Columbus trip planner .

You can drive from Savannah to Columbus in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Atlanta.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Wild Animal Safari
Highlights from your plan
Wild Animal Safari ©
Wild Animal Safari
National Civil War Naval Museum ©
National Civil War Naval Museum

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 22nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, see the interesting displays at High Museum of Art, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): walk around Centennial Olympic Park, explore the world behind art at Center for Civil and Human Rights, and then admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Atlanta trip app .

Traveling by bus from Columbus to Atlanta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Clayton.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Nightlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park

3
nights
Clayton

Clayton ©
Clayton is a city in Rabun County, Georgia, United States. Visiting Cades Cove and Dry Falls will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shops or The What's Hot Shop. Get out of town with these interesting Clayton side-trips: Cherokee (Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee & Oconaluftee Indian Village) and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley).

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Clayton vacation planning app .

Getting from Atlanta to Clayton by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Atlanta in October since evenings lows in Clayton dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Clayton

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cherokee, Dry Falls, Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shops, Cades Cove, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls

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