30 days in Georgia Itinerary

30 days in Georgia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Georgia trip itinerary planner

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

— 2 nights
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum. Family-friendly places like Golden Isles Carriage and Trail at Three Oaks Farm and Great Dunes Park will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: visit Jekyll Island Historic District, kick back and relax at Driftwood Beach, identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and steep yourself in history at Horton House.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jekyll Island attractions app.

Orlando to Jekyll Island is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and car; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in November, with highs in Jekyll Island at 70°F and lows at 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Saint Simons Island

— 3 nights
St. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Frederica National Monument and Fishing Pier. Bring the kids along to Christ Church and St. Simons Lighthouse Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Simons Island side-trips: Fort King George State Historic Site (in Darien), St. Marys (Crooked River State Park, Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum, &more) and Blythe Island Regional Park (in Brunswick). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore St. Simons Island, contemplate the long history of Cassina Garden Club tabby cabins, take in nature's colorful creations at Wesley Memorial & Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Simons Island online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Jekyll Island to Saint Simons Island takes an hour. In November in Saint Simons Island, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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 7th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sea views from Cockspur lighthouse, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Tybee Pier. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at Escape Tybee, look for gifts at Inferno, then visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Tybee Island Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tybee Island journey builder tool.

Drive from Saint Simons Island to Tybee Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tybee Island can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Savannah

— 5 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force and Savannah Historic District. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Webb Military Museum and Skidaway Island State Park. There's much more to do: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, make a trip to Historic River Street, take an in-depth tour of Davenport House Museum, and examine the collection at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Savannah trip planner.

Savannah is just a stone's throw from Tybee Island. In November, daytime highs in Savannah are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Columbus

— 2 nights
Columbus is a city in the U.S. On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Fort Tyler, then contemplate the long history of Hills & Dales Estate, then identify plant and animal life at Wild Animal Safari, and finally admire the majestic nature at F. D. Roosevelt State Park. Keep things going the next day: relax and float downstream with Whitewater Express, then get engrossed in the history at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, then brush up on your military savvy at National Civil War Naval Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Columbus Riverwalk.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Columbus journey maker site.

You can drive from Savannah to Columbus in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November in Columbus, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 5 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tellus Science Museum and High Museum of Art. Attractions like Food Tours and Georgia Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Atlanta side-trips: Cartersville (Bartow History Museum & Booth Western Art Museum) and Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Oakland Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre, admire the masterpieces at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Atlanta travel tool.

Getting from Columbus to Atlanta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helen.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Helen

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Consolidated Gold Mine and Dukes Creek Falls Trail. Family-friendly places like Raven Cliff Falls and Sunburst Adventures will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Helen side-trips: Toccoa Falls (in Toccoa), Blairsville (Brasstown Bald, Helton Creek Falls, &more) and Tallulah Gorge State Park (in Tallulah Falls). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at North Georgia Wildlife Park & Zoo, go deep underground at Crisson Gold Mine, stop by Nora Mill Granary, and get a taste of the local shopping with Hickory Flat Pottery.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helen trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Atlanta to Helen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Helen can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Blue Ridge

— 4 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).
Bring the kids along to Build an Ark Animal Rescue and Mountain Valley Farm. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Toccoa River Swinging Bridge and Amicalola Falls State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blue Ridge: Dawsonville (Burt's Farm & Base of the Falls Trail), Meeks Park (in Blairsville) and Gibbs Gardens (in Ball Ground). And it doesn't end there: trot along with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at Expedition:BIGFOOT!, relax in the rural setting at Mercier Orchards, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Blue Ridge trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Helen to Blue Ridge in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Blue Ridge are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lookout Mountain.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Lookout Mountain

— 1 night
Lookout Mountain is a town in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield, get great views at Rock City, then get a dose of the wild on G3 Adventures, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rock City Gardens.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Lookout Mountain attractions planner.

Drive from Blue Ridge to Lookout Mountain in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lookout Mountain

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.