31 days in Georgia Itinerary

31 days in Georgia Itinerary

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Albany
— 3 nights
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Columbus
— 3 nights
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Ellijay
— 2 nights
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Helen
— 5 nights
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Atlanta
— 5 nights
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Savannah
— 4 nights
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Saint Simons Island
— 4 nights
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Jekyll Island
— 3 nights
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Folkston
— 1 night
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Albany

Albany is a city in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Global Village and Discovery Center (in Americus), Plains (Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, The Plains Train Depot, &more) and Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum (in Andersonville). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at General Coffee State Park, get outside with SAM Shortline Excursion Train, join the crowd at Watermelon Capital Speedway, and walk around Ray Charles Plaza.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Albany trip itinerary maker website.

Orlando to Albany is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in January: high temperatures in Albany hover around 62°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Albany

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Columbus

Columbus is a city in the U.S. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center and Columbus Riverwalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbus: Little White House (in Warm Springs), Pine Mountain Trail (in Pine Mountain) and Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area (in Lumpkin). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Columbus Fall Line Trace, get a new perspective on nature at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, admire the masterpieces at Columbus Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hills & Dales Estate.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Columbus online holiday planner.

You can drive from Albany to Columbus in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Ellijay.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Ellijay

Ellijay is a city in Gilmer County, Georgia, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Mountain State Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Georgia National Cemetery, then deepen your understanding at Build an Ark Animal Rescue, and finally experience rural life at Panorama Orchards & Farm Market. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Aska Trails, stop by Pezrok, delve into the lush surroundings at Chattahoochee National Forest, then stroll through Long Creek Falls, and finally hike along West Ridge Spring Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ellijay trip planner.

You can drive from Columbus to Ellijay in 3 hours. Traveling from Columbus in January, expect Ellijay to be little chillier, temps between 48°F and 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Ellijay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

5
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Helen

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.
Kids will enjoy Anna Ruby Falls and Consolidated Gold Mine. Get out of town with these interesting Helen side-trips: Wilshire Trails Park (in Gainesville), North Georgia Canopy Tours (in Lula) and Dahlonega (1875 Diving Bell & Georgia Mountain Falconry). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bartram Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at Aurora Falls Massage Studio, and take in the awesome beauty at Brasstown Bald.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Helen trip planner.

You can drive from Ellijay to Helen in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ellijay in January since evenings lows in Helen dip to 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Atlanta.

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

5
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Atlanta

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kids will enjoy Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola. Get out of town with these interesting Atlanta side-trips: Cartersville (Cooper's Furnace Day Use Area, Booth Western Art Museum, &more), Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain) and Kennesaw (Swift-Cantrell Park & Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History). And it doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre, and examine the collection at High Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Atlanta trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Helen to Atlanta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, Atlanta is a bit warmer than Helen - with highs of 53°F and lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Savannah

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Savannah Historic District and Historic River Street. Take a break from Savannah with a short trip to Tybee Island Beach in Tybee Island, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah day trip website.

Fly from Atlanta to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in January; daily highs in Savannah reach 61°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Saint Simons Island

St. Kids will appreciate attractions like Christ Church and Crooked River State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Simons Island side-trips: St. Marys (St. Marys Howard Gilman Memorial Waterfront Park & Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum) and St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church (in Darien). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Fort Frederica National Monument, take a peaceful walk through Cannon's Point Preserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Wesley United Methodist Church, and get advice or help at Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saint Simons Island sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Saint Simons Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in January, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Family-friendly places like Jekyll Island Trail System and Jekyll Island Historic District will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Driftwood Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get engrossed in the history at Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum, and head outdoors with Coastal Outdoor Adventures.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jekyll Island trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Simons Island to Jekyll Island in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Folkston.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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Folkston

Folkston is a city in and the county seat of Charlton County, Georgia, United States. On the 31st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Chesser Island Homestead/Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, then walk around Suwanee Canal Recreation Area, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Folkston Funnel Train Viewing Platform.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Folkston trip maker app.

Getting from Jekyll Island to Folkston by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January in Folkston, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Folkston

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.