34 days in Georgia & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

34 days in Georgia & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

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34 days in Georgia & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Atlanta
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Blue Ridge
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Pine Mountain
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Shenandoah National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Savannah
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Tybee Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Saint Simons Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Jekyll Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Folkston
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Tampa

5
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Explore Atlanta's surroundings by going to Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (in Mansfield), Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain) and Cochran Mill Nature Center (in Palmetto). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, trek along Suwanee Creek Greenway, identify plant and animal life at Arabia Mountain, and see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola.

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Tampa to Atlanta is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, Atlanta is a bit cooler than Tampa - with highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, McDaniel Farm Park, Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center, Cochran Mill Nature Center, Suwanee Creek Greenway
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center ©
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

5
nights
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 find plenty of places to visit near Blue Ridge: Warwoman Dell Recreation Area (in Clayton), Hemlock Falls Trail (in Clarkesville) and Anna Ruby Falls (in Helen). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Crane Creek Vineyards, look for all kinds of wild species at Panther Creek Recreation Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagles Rest Park, and admire all the interesting features of Mountain Valley Farm.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Blue Ridge journey builder tool .

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 flight and car. Traveling from Atlanta in May, expect little chillier with lows of 53°F in Blue Ridge. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pine Mountain.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Warwoman Dell Recreation Area, Mountain Valley Farm, Panther Creek Recreation Area, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, Anna Ruby Falls
Highlights from your plan
Sea Creek Falls ©
Sea Creek Falls
Crane Creek Vineyards ©
Crane Creek Vineyards

2
nights
Pine Mountain

Pine Mountain ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tee off at Callaway Golf Course and then identify plant and animal life at Wild Animal Safari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Little White House and then take in nature's colorful creations at Callaway Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pine Mountain online tour planner .

You can drive from Blue Ridge to Pine Mountain in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Pine Mountain, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Pine Mountain

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Little White House
Highlights from your plan
Wild Animal Safari ©
Wild Animal Safari
Callaway Gardens ©
Callaway Gardens
Callaway Golf Course ©
Callaway Golf Course

4
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Shenandoah National Park side-trips: Vietnam War Foundation Museum (in Ruckersville) and SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton). And it doesn't end there: trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike, look for all kinds of wild species at Elkwallow Picnic Area, stroll through Appalachian Trail, and learn about winemaking at Glass House Winery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park tour itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Pine Mountain to Shenandoah National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Pine Mountain in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Shenandoah National Park: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Moss Vineyards, Glass House Winery, Vietnam War Foundation Museum, SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts
Highlights from your plan
Appalachian Trail ©
Appalachian Trail
Moss Vineyards ©
Moss Vineyards
Glass House Winery ©
Glass House Winery

5
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savannah: Holbrook Pond Recreation Area (in Fort Stewart) and The Center for Wildlife Education at Georgia Southern University (in Statesboro). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, stroll through Forsyth Park, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savannah day trip planning website .

You can fly from Shenandoah National Park to Savannah in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In May, Savannah is somewhat warmer than Shenandoah National Park - with highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trips

Holbrook Pond Recreation Area, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, The Center for Wildlife Education at Georgia Southern University
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Tybee Island

Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. Tybee Island is known for historic sites, beaches, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sea views from Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, don't miss a visit to Gallery By The Sea, and kick back and relax at Savannah River Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tybee Island tour planner.

Tybee Island is just a stone's throw from Savannah. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tybee Island Beach ©
Tybee Island Beach
Savannah River Beach ©
Savannah River Beach

4
nights
Saint Simons Island

St. Change things up with a short trip to Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve in Sapelo Island (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Blythe Island Regional Park, steep yourself in history at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, and pause for some serene contemplation at Wesley United Methodist Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Saint Simons Island vacation builder .

You can drive from Tybee Island to Saint Simons Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Saint Simons Island sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Brunswick, Sea Island Golf Club, Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Blythe Island Regional Park ©
Blythe Island Regional Park

2
nights
Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island ©
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Driftwood Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Clam Creek Picnic Area, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Faith Chapel.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jekyll Island route planner .

Getting from Saint Simons Island to Jekyll Island by car takes about an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Folkston.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Sea Turtle Center ©
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach

1
night
Folkston

Folkston ©
Folkston is a city in and the county seat of Charlton County, Georgia, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll through Suwanee Canal Recreation Area and then identify plant and animal life at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Folkston online trip builder .

Drive from Jekyll Island to Folkston in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Folkston are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Folkston

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge ©

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