36 days in Georgia Itinerary

36 days in Georgia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Georgia trip planner

Make it your trip
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Columbus
— 1 night
Fly
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Lookout Mountain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blue Ridge
— 5 nights
Drive
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Helen
— 4 nights
Drive
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Atlanta
— 5 nights
Fly
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Jekyll Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint Simons Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tybee Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Savannah
— 6 nights
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Columbus

— 1 night
Columbus is a city in the U.S. state of Georgia and the county seat of Muscogee County, with which it is consolidated. On the 24th (Sat), trek along Columbus Fall Line Trace. On your second day here, let the river carry you with Whitewater Express, then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbus Riverwalk, and then identify plant and animal life at Wild Animal Safari.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Columbus online holiday planner.

London, UK to Columbus is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Columbus is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Columbus hover around 39°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lookout Mountain.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Lookout Mountain

— 2 nights
Lookout Mountain is a town in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. On the 26th (Mon), get great views at Rock City, surround yourself with nature on G3 Adventures, and then immerse yourself in nature at Cloudland Canyon State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield, and then admire the sheer force of Keown Falls.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Lookout Mountain holiday site.

Fly from Columbus to Lookout Mountain in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Lookout Mountain sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Lookout Mountain

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Blue Ridge

— 5 nights

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).
Change things up with these side-trips from Blue Ridge: Moto Mountain Park (in Fairmount), Meeks Park (in Blairsville) and Ellijay (Build an Ark Animal Rescue & Mountain Valley Farm). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with Rolling Thunder River Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at West Ridge Spring Trail, look for gifts at Humble Pie Boutique, and relax in the rural setting at Mercier Orchards.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Blue Ridge trip planner.

Getting from Lookout Mountain to Blue Ridge by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lookout Mountain in July, with highs in Blue Ridge at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Helen

— 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helen: Boundary Waters Resort & Marina (in Hiawassee), Tallulah Gorge State Park (in Tallulah Falls) and Blairsville (Brasstown Bald & Vogel State Park). And it doesn't end there: see Nacoochee Adventures, take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls, surround yourself with nature on North Georgia Canopy Tours, and look for gifts at Wildewood.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helen road trip planner.

You can drive from Blue Ridge to Helen in 1.5 hours. In August in Helen, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Helen

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 5 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlanta: Paranoia Quest Escape the room (in Buford), Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain) and Historic Banning Mills Zip Line Canopy Tours (in Whitesburg). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, walk around Centennial Olympic Park, admire the majestic nature at Chastain Park, and examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Helen to Atlanta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Helen in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Atlanta. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Jekyll Island

— 4 nights
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Jekyll Island is known for beaches, parks, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, visit Jekyll Island Historic District, make a splash at Summer Waves Water Park, and kick back and relax at Driftwood Beach.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Jekyll Island journey planning app.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Jekyll Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Jekyll Island sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Saint Simons Island

— 4 nights
St. Saint Simons Island is known for museums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church, head off the coast to St. Simons Island, and brush up on your military savvy at World War II Home Front Museum.

Plan a trip to Saint Simons Island easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Jekyll Island to Saint Simons Island in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Simons Island can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Tybee Island

— 4 nights
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, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Inferno, contemplate the long history of Tybee Island Museum - Battery Garland, and pause for some photo ops at Fort Pulaski National Monument.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tybee Island travel planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Simons Island to Tybee Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Tybee Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Savannah

— 6 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Get out of town with these interesting Savannah side-trips: Statesboro (Splash in The Boro & The Center for Wildlife Education at Georgia Southern University). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Savannah Historic District, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, steep yourself in history at Olde Pink House, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Savannah route planner.

Savannah is just a stone's throw from Tybee Island. In August in Savannah, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Georgia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Parks
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.