31 days in Georgia Itinerary

31 days in Georgia Itinerary

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Atlanta
— 4 nights
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Blue Ridge
— 3 nights
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Helen
— 4 nights
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Columbus
— 2 nights
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Macon
— 3 nights
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Savannah
— 5 nights
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Waycross
— 2 nights
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Saint Simons Island
— 4 nights
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Jekyll Island
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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 High Museum of Art and Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Booth Western Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlanta: Tellus Science Museum (in Cartersville) and Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, stroll the grounds of Oakland Cemetery, have fun at Stoddard's Range and Guns, and don't miss a visit to National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta online trip builder.

Orlando to Atlanta is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in January; daily highs in Atlanta reach 53°F and lows reach 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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Blue Ridge

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).
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Long Creek Falls and Build an Ark Animal Rescue. Kids will enjoy Zipline and Toccoa River Swinging Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blue Ridge: Fort Mountain State Park (in Chatsworth), Sea Creek Falls (in Suches) and Dawsonville (Amicalola Falls State Park & West Ridge Spring Trail). There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, learn about all things military at Tabor House and Civil War Museum, hike along Aska Trails, and take a peaceful walk through Chattahoochee National Forest.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Blue Ridge vacation planning app.

You can drive from Atlanta to Blue Ridge in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Atlanta in January, with highs in Blue Ridge at 47°F and lows at 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

4
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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.
Bring the kids along to Dukes Creek Falls Trail and Brasstown Bald. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tallulah Gorge State Park and Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen. Venture out of the city with trips to Bridal Veil Falls (in Tallulah Falls), Toccoa Falls (in Toccoa) and Goats on the Roof (in Tiger). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Unicoi State Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at North Georgia Wildlife Park & Zoo, see the interesting displays at Charlemagne's Kingdom, and go deep underground at Consolidated Gold Mine.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Helen online trip planner.

Getting from Blue Ridge to Helen by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Columbus

Columbus is a city in the U.S. On the 13th (Wed), stroll through Columbus Riverwalk, then get engrossed in the history at National Civil War Naval Museum, then learn about all things military at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at Novo Fitness Studio, then steep yourself in history at Little White House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Animal Safari, and finally immerse yourself in nature at F. D. Roosevelt State Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Columbus day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helen to Columbus takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Helen in January, things will get a bit warmer in Columbus: highs are around 58°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Macon.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Macon

Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. Bring the kids along to High Falls State Park and Hay House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum and Dauset Trails. Venture out of the city with trips to Flat Creek Public Fishing Area (in Perry) and Georgia Rural Telephone Museum (in Leslie). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, walk around North Peach Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Aviation.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Macon trip maker site.

Drive from Columbus to Macon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Macon

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace and Oatland Island Wildlife Center. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wormsloe Historic Site and Old Fort Jackson. Step out of Savannah with an excursion to Tybee Island Beach in Tybee Island--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, take an in-depth tour of Davenport House Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Savannah holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Macon to Savannah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Macon in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 41°F in Savannah. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Waycross.

Things to do in Savannah

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Waycross

Waycross is the county seat of, and only incorporated city in, Ware County. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Griffis Fish Camp, look for all kinds of wild species at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, and then admire the majestic nature at Stephen C. Foster State Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at General Coffee State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Laura S. Walker State Park, and then stroll around Okefenokee Swamp Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Waycross trip planner.

You can drive from Savannah to Waycross in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Waycross can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Waycross

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Saint Simons Island

St. Kids will enjoy Crooked River State Park and Fort Frederica National Monument. Discover out-of-the-way places like Christ Church and St. Simons Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Jail Art Center & Museum (in Darien), St. Marys Howard Gilman Memorial Waterfront Park (in St. Marys) and Coastal Pines Golf Club (in Brunswick). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fishing Pier, delve into the mystery of Tree Spirits of St. Simons Island, delve into the lush surroundings at Cannon's Point Preserve, and see the interesting displays at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Simons Island trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Waycross to Saint Simons Island in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Saint Simons Island can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Kids will enjoy Jekyll Island Historic District and Jekyll Island Trail System. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum and Georgia Sea Turtle Center. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Golden Isles Carriage and Trail at Three Oaks Farm, play a few rounds at Indian Mound, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Driftwood Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jekyll Island online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Simons Island to Jekyll Island takes an hour. In January in Jekyll Island, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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.