31 days in Georgia Itinerary

31 days in Georgia Itinerary

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31 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: Thomaston
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Ellijay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Helen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Macon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Plains
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Savannah
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Saint Simons Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Atlanta
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Thomaston

2
nights
Ellijay

Ellijay ©
Ellijay is a city in Gilmer County, Georgia, United States. Explore Ellijay's surroundings by going to Amicalola Falls State Park (in Dawsonville) and Berry College Campus (in Rome). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Build an Ark Animal Rescue, look for gifts at Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company, stroll around Vets Memorial Park, and learn about all things military at Tabor House and Civil War Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ellijay trip itinerary planner.

Thomaston to Ellijay is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Thomaston in December, with highs in Ellijay at 54°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Ellijay

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Berry College Campus, Amicalola Falls State Park, Mercier Orchards
Highlights from your plan
Build an Ark Animal Rescue ©
Build an Ark Animal Rescue
Mountain Valley Farm ©
Mountain Valley Farm
Mercier Orchards ©
Mercier Orchards

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helen side-trips: Crane Creek Vineyards (in Young Harris), Blairsville (Brasstown Bald & Meeks Park) and Minnehaha Falls (in Lakemont). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls, explore the world behind art at Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, get your game on at Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf, and look for gifts at Gold City Growlers.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helen travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Ellijay to Helen takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Ellijay in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helen: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Helen

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Sautee Nacoochee, Dahlonega, Blairsville, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Cottage Vineyard and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf ©
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls
Brasstown Bald ©
Brasstown Bald

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
Athens is a consolidated city–county in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Crawford W Long Museum (in Jefferson), Boutier Winery & Inn (in Danielsville) and Hartwell Dam (in Hartwell). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Little Mulberry Park, take in the architecture and design of University of Georgia, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and steep yourself in history at Callaway Plantation.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Athens trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helen to Athens takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Macon.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Thomson, Little Mulberry Park, Crawford W Long Museum, Elder Mill Covered Bridge, Boutier Winery & Inn
Highlights from your plan
Little Mulberry Park ©
Little Mulberry Park
Ware-Lyndon House ©
Ware-Lyndon House
Wrightsboro Church ©
Wrightsboro Church

3
nights
Macon

Macon ©
Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Macon: The Village at Indian Springs (in Flovilla), Dauset Trails (in Jackson) and Auchumpkee Creek Covered Bridge (in Thomaston). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Museum of Aviation, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cedar Lane Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and see the interesting displays at The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Macon trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Athens to Macon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. December in Macon sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Plains.

Things to do in Macon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Milledgeville, The Village at Indian Springs, Museum of Aviation, Auchumpkee Creek Covered Bridge, Dauset Trails
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph's Catholic Church ©
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Museum of Aviation
Museum of Aviation

3
nights
Plains

Plains ©
Plains is a town in Sumter County, Georgia, United States. Explore Plains' surroundings by going to Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum (in Andersonville) and Columbus (National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center & Room Escape Games). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maranatha Baptist Church, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Richland Rum - Richland, do a tasting at Wolf Creek Plantation Winery, and get to know the fascinating history of Jimmy Carter National Historic Site.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Plains vacation maker app .

You can drive from Macon to Plains in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Plains

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Columbus, Americus, Richland Rum - Richland, Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum
Highlights from your plan

5
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Go for a jaunt from Savannah to Tybee Island to see Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Savannah Historic District, stroll around Forsyth Park, learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Savannah trip planner .

You can drive from Plains to Savannah in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Tybee Island, 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
Ghost & Vampire Tours

4
nights
Saint Simons Island

Saint Simons Island ©
St. Venture out of the city with trips to Jekyll Island (Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island Historic District, & more) and Fort Clinch State Park (in Fernandina Beach). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church, see the interesting displays at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, take an in-depth tour of World War II Home Front Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Fishing Pier.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saint Simons Island travel route planner .

You can drive from Savannah to Saint Simons Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Saint Simons Island sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Jekyll Island, Temple Beth Tefilloh, Fort Clinch State Park
Highlights from your plan
St. Simons Island ©
St. Simons Island
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park

5
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
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: Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain) and Hills & Dales Estate (in LaGrange). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, enjoy some music at Fox Theatre, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Atlanta trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Saint Simons Island to Atlanta by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Simons Island in December, things will get slightly colder in Atlanta: highs are around 59°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Stone Mountain Park, Hills & Dales Estate
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Food Tours

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