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
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Atlanta — 4 nights

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 Piedmont Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Food Tours and Marietta Square. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlanta: Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History (in Kennesaw), Athens (Bear Hollow Zoo & State Botanical Garden of Georgia) and Cartersville (Booth Western Art Museum & Tellus Science Museum). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of National Center for Civil and Human Rights, buy something for everyone on your list at Ponce City Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta History Center, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Oakland Cemetery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip itinerary builder website.

Orlando to Atlanta is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Orlando in January, with highs in Atlanta at 53°F and lows at 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Blue Ridge.
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Blue Ridge — 2 nights

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).
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Creek Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Mountain State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then relax in the rural setting at Panorama Orchards & Farm Market, then experience rural life at Build an Ark Animal Rescue, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Amicalola Falls State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Blue Ridge trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Blue Ridge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Atlanta in January, things will get a bit cooler in Blue Ridge: highs are around 47°F and lows about 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helen.
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Helen — 4 nights

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 Consolidated Gold Mine. 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 & Crisson Gold Mine). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Unicoi State Park, do a tasting at Frogtown Winery, meet the residents at North Georgia Wildlife Park, and admire the sheer force of Helton Creek Falls.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helen online journey planner.

You can drive from Blue Ridge to Helen in 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 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Columbus.
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Columbus — 3 nights

Columbus is a city in the U.S. state of Georgia and the county seat of Muscogee County, with which it is consolidated. Explore hidden gems such as Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum and Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area. Kids will enjoy Columbus Riverwalk and F. D. Roosevelt State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbus: Jimmy Carter National Historic Site (in Plains), Charles Lindbergh Monument (in Americus) and George T. Bagby State Park (in Fort Gaines). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Civil War Naval Museum, steep yourself in history at Little White House, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Animal Safari.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Columbus trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Helen to Columbus takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Helen in January, expect Columbus to be somewhat warmer, temps between 58°F and 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Macon.
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Macon — 2 nights

Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Rose Hill Cemetery, then admire the majestic nature at High Falls State Park, then stop by Dickey Farms, and finally experience rural life at Lane Southern Orchards. On your second day here, 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 brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Aviation, and finally see the interesting displays at The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Macon trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Columbus to Macon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. January in Macon sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Savannah.
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Savannah — 6 nights

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace and National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. Explore hidden gems such as Old Fort Jackson and Webb Military Museum. Step out of Savannah with an excursion to Tybee Pier in Tybee Island--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First African Baptist Church, see the interesting displays at Massie Heritage Center, take in the views from Talmadge Memorial Bridge, and stroll through Oatland Island Wildlife Center.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Savannah travel route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Macon to Savannah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Macon in January, Savannah is a bit warmer at night with lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Waycross.
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Waycross — 2 nights

Waycross is the county seat of, and only incorporated city in, Ware County. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Griffis Fish Camp, stroll through 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 stroll through 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.
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Saint Simons Island — 4 nights

St. Kids will appreciate attractions like Crooked River State Park and Fishing Pier. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Frederica National Monument and Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Simons Island side-trips: Darien (Darien Outlet Center, Butler Island Plantation, &more) and St. Marys (Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame & McIntosh Sugarworks - Tabby Ruins). 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.
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Jekyll Island — 3 nights

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 Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Georgia Sea Turtle Center and Horton House. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Golden Isles Carriage and Trail at Three Oaks Farm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Faith Chapel, tee off at Indian Mound, and walk around Great Dunes Park.

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.
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Georgia travel guide

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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.
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