30 days in Georgia & Houston Itinerary

30 days in Georgia & Houston Itinerary

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Helen
— 3 nights
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Atlanta
— 5 nights
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Columbus
— 3 nights
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Jekyll Island
— 4 nights
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Folkston
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 5 nights
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Tybee Island
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 6 nights
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Helen — 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Hardman Farm and Folk Pottery Museum of NE Georgia. Get in touch with nature at Anna Ruby Falls and Raven Cliff Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Cherokee (Museum of the Cherokee Indian & Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Hickory Flat Pottery, get a taste of the local shopping with Skylake Galleries, admire the majestic nature at Unicoi State Park, and stop by Betty's Country Store.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helen online trip itinerary maker.

Atlanta to Helen is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Helen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Atlanta.
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Atlanta — 5 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Museum-lovers will get to explore World of Coca-Cola and National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Popular historic sites such as Monastery of the Holy Spirit and Silver Comet Trail are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Atlanta: Noonday Creek Trail (in Kennesaw), Booth Western Art Museum (in Cartersville) and Panola Mountain State Park (in Stockbridge). On the 1st (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, identify plant and animal life at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center, trek along Suwanee Creek Greenway, and take in panoramic vistas at Jackson Street Bridge.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip maker site.

You can drive from Helen to Atlanta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Atlanta are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Columbus.
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Columbus — 3 nights

Columbus is a city in the U.S. state of Georgia and the county seat of Muscogee County, with which it is consolidated. Popular historic sites such as Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum and Columbus Riverwalk are in your itinerary. Visiting Wild Animal Safari and Columbus Fall Line Trace will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Richland Rum (in Richland), F. D. Roosevelt State Park (in Pine Mountain) and Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm (in Plains). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Columbus trip builder.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Columbus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. December in Columbus sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Jekyll Island.
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Jekyll Island — 4 nights

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Horton House and Faith Chapel. Step out of the city life by going to Driftwood Beach and St Andrews Beach. The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Jekyll Island Trail System, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, play a few rounds at Indian Mound, and identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jekyll Island sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Columbus to Jekyll Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Jekyll Island when traveling from Columbus in December, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Folkston.
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Folkston — 1 night

Folkston is a city in and the county seat of Charlton County, Georgia, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): walk around Suwanee Canal Recreation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, and then contemplate the long history of Chesser Island Homestead/Boardwalk.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Folkston road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Jekyll Island to Folkston takes 1.5 hours. In December in Folkston, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Savannah.
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Savannah — 5 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Step out of the city life by going to East Beach and StaySee Experiences. Museum-lovers will appreciate Webb Military Museum and National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savannah: Christ Church (in Saint Simons Island) and Brunswick Landing Marina (in Brunswick). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, explore the galleries of SCADstory, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Savannah trip tool.

You can drive from Folkston to Savannah in 2 hours. Traveling from Folkston in December, expect nights in Savannah to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tybee Island.
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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 15th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Tybee Island Beach, and then kick back and relax at Savannah River Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Light Station And Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at Tybee Beach Massage, and then kick back and relax at Back River Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tybee Island online itinerary builder.

Tybee Island is just a stone's throw from Savannah. In December in Tybee Island, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Houston.
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Houston — 6 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Space Center Houston and Cockrell Butterfly Center. Escape the urban bustle at Pine Gully Park and Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah), Armand Bayou Nature Center (in Pasadena) and Galveston (1892 Bishop's Palace, The Seawall, &more). And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, identify plant and animal life at Cullinan Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Teo-Chew Temple, and walk around Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Houston trip maker website.

Getting from Tybee Island to Houston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. December in Houston sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Georgia travel guide

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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.
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