31 days in Georgia Itinerary

31 days in Georgia Itinerary

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Atlanta
— 4 nights
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Blue Ridge
— 2 nights
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Helen
— 4 nights
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Columbus
— 3 nights
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Macon
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 6 nights
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Waycross
— 2 nights
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Saint Simons Island
— 4 nights
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Jekyll Island
— 3 nights
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at High Museum of Art and Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Food Tours and Piedmont Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlanta: Cartersville (Booth Western Art Museum & Tellus Science Museum), Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History (in Kennesaw) and Athens (Bear Hollow Zoo & State Botanical Garden of Georgia). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of National Center for Civil and Human Rights, explore the different monuments and memorials at Oakland Cemetery, see the interesting displays at College Football Hall of Fame, and browse the different shops at Ponce City Market.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta online visit planner.

Orlando to Atlanta is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in January: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 53°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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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).
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the dramatic scenery at Long Creek Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Mountain State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then experience rural life at Panorama Orchards & Farm Market, then gain insight at Build an Ark Animal Rescue, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Amicalola Falls State Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Blue Ridge trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Blue Ridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in January; daily highs in Blue Ridge reach 47°F and lows reach 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

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.
Kids will enjoy Dukes Creek Falls Trail and Brasstown Bald. Explore hidden gems such as Tallulah Gorge State Park and Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen. Change things up with these side-trips from Helen: Goats on the Roof (in Tiger), Toccoa Falls (in Toccoa) and Dahlonega (Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site, Consolidated Gold Mine, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Unicoi State Park, make a trip to BabyLand General Hospital, admire the sheer force of Helton Creek Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bell Mountain.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helen trip tool.

Traveling by car from Blue Ridge to Helen takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Columbus

Columbus is a city in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum and National Civil War Naval Museum. Kids will enjoy Columbus Riverwalk and Wild Animal Safari. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbus: Jimmy Carter National Historic Site (in Plains), Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area (in Lumpkin) and Charles Lindbergh Monument (in Americus). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Little White House and immerse yourself in nature at George T. Bagby State Park.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip builder website.

Drive from Helen to Columbus in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Helen in January, with highs in Columbus at 58°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Macon.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Macon

Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Rose Hill Cemetery, admire the majestic nature at High Falls State Park, then relax in the rural setting at Dickey Farms, and finally experience rural life at Lane Southern Orchards. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Wellston Trail, admire the landmark architecture of Hay House, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, then learn about all things military at Museum of Aviation, and finally see the interesting displays at The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Macon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Columbus to Macon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. January in Macon sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Macon

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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 enjoy Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace and Old Fort Jackson. Discover out-of-the-way places like Oatland Island Wildlife Center and Webb Military Museum. Go for a jaunt from Savannah to Tybee Island to see Tybee Pier about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Lafayette Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of First African Baptist Church, get engrossed in the history at Davenport House Museum, and admire the striking features of Mickve Israel Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Savannah day trip planning app.

You can drive from Macon to Savannah in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Macon in January, Savannah is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Waycross.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Waycross

Waycross is the county seat of, and only incorporated city in, Ware County. Kick 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 immerse yourself in nature at Stephen C. Foster State Park. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at General Coffee State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laura S. Walker State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Okefenokee Swamp Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Waycross route builder app.

You can drive from Savannah to Waycross in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in January, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time 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 appreciate attractions like Fort Frederica National Monument and Fishing Pier. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Crooked River State Park and Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Simons Island side-trips: St. Marys (Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame & McIntosh Sugarworks - Tabby Ruins) and Darien (Darien Outlet Center, Butler Island Plantation, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church, step off the mainland to explore St. Simons Island, walk around Howard Coffin Park, and see the interesting displays at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Simons Island tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Waycross to Saint Simons Island in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in January, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · 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 Horton House. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum and Summer Waves Water Park. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Golden Isles Carriage and Trail at Three Oaks Farm, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll around Great Dunes Park, and play a few rounds at Jekyll Island Golf Club.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jekyll Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Simons Island to Jekyll Island takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in January, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time 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.