31 days in Georgia Itinerary

31 days in Georgia Itinerary

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

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Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Jekyll Island Historic District. You'll get in some beach time at St Andrews Beach and Driftwood Beach. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Horton House, tee off at Indian Mound, take an in-depth tour of Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum, and grab your bike and head to Jekyll Island Trail System.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Jekyll Island trip simple and quick.

Orlando to Jekyll Island is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and car; or fly. Traveling from Orlando in October, things will get a bit cooler in Jekyll Island: highs are around 79°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Summer Waves Water Park ©
Summer Waves Water Park
Jekyll Island Historic District ©
Jekyll Island Historic District

3
nights
Saint Simons Island

Saint Simons Island ©
St. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Frederica National Monument and Fishing Pier. Bring the kids along to St. Simons Lighthouse Museum and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Fort King George State Historic Site in Darien (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Wesley United Methodist Church, take in the exciting artwork at Gogo Jewelry, and head off the coast to St. Simons Island.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saint Simons Island visit planner.

Traveling by car from Jekyll Island to Saint Simons Island takes an hour. October in Saint Simons Island sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brunswick, Fort King George State Historic Site, Sea Island Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Fort Frederica National Monument ©
Fort Frederica National Monument
Fishing Charters & Tours
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation ©
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

3
nights
Tybee Island

Tybee Island
Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like North Beach and Back River Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Savannah River Beach and Tybee Island Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Tybee Pier, deepen your understanding at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and enjoy the sea views from Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tybee Island travel planner.

Getting from Saint Simons Island to Tybee Island by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
North Beach
North Beach
Tybee Pier ©
Tybee Pier
Cockspur lighthouse ©
Cockspur lighthouse

5
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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Family-friendly places like Ghost & Vampire Tours and Cathedral of St. John the Baptist will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Colonial Park Cemetery and Webb Military Museum. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, take an in-depth tour of Pin Point Heritage Museum, stroll around Forsyth Park, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Savannah day trip planning site.

Getting from Tybee Island to Savannah by car takes about an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Oatland Island Wildlife Center ©
Oatland Island Wildlife Center

3
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Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Columbus Riverwalk and National Civil War Naval Museum. Bring the kids along to Wild Animal Safari and National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum (in Andersonville), Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area (in Lumpkin) and The Plains Train Depot (in Plains). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Biblical History Center, relax and float downstream with Whitewater Express, immerse yourself in nature at F. D. Roosevelt State Park, and learn more about the world around you at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Columbus planner.

Getting from Savannah to Columbus by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Columbus are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Atlanta.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Pine Mountain, Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum, Biblical History Center, Historic Pools Museum, Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center ©
Wild Animal Safari ©
Wild Animal Safari
Columbus Riverwalk ©
Columbus Riverwalk

4
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Atlanta

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Bring the kids along to Food Tours and Oakland Cemetery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Booth Western Art Museum and High Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlanta: Stone Mountain (Netherworld Haunted House & Stone Mountain Park) and Tellus Science Museum (in Cartersville). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, ponder the design of Fountain of Rings, and stroll through Centennial Olympic Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Atlanta trip tool.

Getting from Columbus to Atlanta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stone Mountain, Cartersville, Marietta Square
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Tellus Science Museum ©
Tellus Science Museum
Booth Western Art Museum ©
Booth Western Art Museum

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Goats on the Roof and BabyLand General Hospital. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Consolidated Gold Mine and Brasstown Bald. Venture out of the city with trips to Bell Mountain (in Hiawassee), Vogel State Park (in Blairsville) and Dahlonega (Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site, Crisson Gold Mine, &more). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Southeastern Expeditions, trek along Dukes Creek Falls Trail, admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls, and stroll through Raven Cliff Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Helen trip planner.

You can drive from Atlanta to Helen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, Helen is a bit cooler than Atlanta - with highs of 70°F and lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dahlonega, Blairsville, Cleveland, Bell Mountain, Southeastern Expeditions
Highlights from your plan
Southeastern Expeditions ©
Southeastern Expeditions
BabyLand General Hospital ©
BabyLand General Hospital
Consolidated Gold Mine ©
Consolidated Gold Mine

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Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge ©
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Burt's Farm and Toccoa River Swinging Bridge. Step off the beaten path and head to Build an Ark Animal Rescue and Amicalola Falls State Park. Explore Blue Ridge's surroundings by going to Base of the Falls Trail (in Dawsonville), Meeks Park (in Blairsville) and Eagles Rest Park (in Jasper). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Blue Ridge, relax in the rural setting at Panorama Orchards & Farm Market, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Blue Ridge attractions planner.

You can drive from Helen to Blue Ridge in 1.5 hours. In October in Blue Ridge, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lookout Mountain.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Ellijay, Dawsonville, Blairsville, Chattahoochee National Forest, Fort Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
Burt's Farm ©
Burt's Farm
Build an Ark Animal Rescue ©
Build an Ark Animal Rescue
Zipline

1
night
Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain is a town in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Rock City Gardens, then get great views at Rock City, then get a dose of the wild on G3 Adventures, and finally relax in the rural setting at Enchanted Maize Maze.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lookout Mountain trip planner.

You can drive from Blue Ridge to Lookout Mountain in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Blue Ridge in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Lookout Mountain, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lookout Mountain

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

G3 Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Rock City Gardens ©
Rock City Gardens
Rock City ©
Rock City

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