37 days in Georgia Itinerary

37 days in Georgia Itinerary

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37 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Helen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Blue Ridge
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Atlanta
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Jekyll Island
— 3 nights
Travel:  2​h 45​min
5
Cumberland Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
6
Saint Simons Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Tybee Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Savannah
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Columbus
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Macon
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Newark

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Brasstown Bald and Consolidated Gold Mine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helen: Vogel State Park (in Blairsville) and Tallulah Gorge State Park (in Tallulah Falls). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Unicoi State Park, see the interesting displays at Charlemagne's Kingdom, stop by Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen, and have some family-friendly fun at Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helen trip itinerary planner .

Newark to Helen is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. April in Helen sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Helen

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Blairsville, Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards, Consolidated Gold Mine, BabyLand General Hospital, Tallulah Gorge State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf ©
Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf
Brasstown Bald ©
Brasstown Bald
Consolidated Gold Mine ©
Consolidated Gold Mine

4
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).
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gibbs Gardens and Amicalola Falls State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blue Ridge: Burnt Mountain Preserve Trail (in Jasper), Ellijay (Mountain Valley Farm & Build an Ark Animal Rescue) and Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery (in Talking Rock). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Mercier Orchards, take in the views from Toccoa River Swinging Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Appalachian Trail, and hike along Base of the Falls Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Blue Ridge online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Helen to Blue Ridge takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Blue Ridge can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ellijay, Dawsonville, Horseback Riding Tours, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, Burnt Mountain Preserve Trail
Highlights from your plan
Build an Ark Animal Rescue ©
Build an Ark Animal Rescue
Gibbs Gardens ©
Gibbs Gardens
Amicalola Falls State Park ©
Amicalola Falls State Park

5
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Venture out of the city with trips to Abernathy Greenway Park (in Sandy Springs) and Chickamauga Battlefield (in Fort Oglethorpe). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, admire the masterpieces at Center for Civil and Human Rights, and see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip planner .

You can drive from Blue Ridge to Atlanta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Blue Ridge in April, with highs in Atlanta at 74°F and lows at 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chickamauga Battlefield, Abernathy Greenway Park, State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Food Tours
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

3
nights
Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Georgia Sea Turtle Center and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Marys (Crooked River State Park & St. Marys Howard Gilman Memorial Waterfront Park). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Jekyll Island Historic District, contemplate the long history of Horton House Ruins, grab your bike and head to Jekyll Island Trail System, and don't miss a visit to Faith Chapel.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Jekyll Island online journey planner .

Fly from Atlanta to Jekyll Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Atlanta in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Jekyll Island, with lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cumberland Island.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Marys
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Georgia Sea Turtle Center ©
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Crooked River State Park ©
Crooked River State Park

1
night
Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island ©
An unspoiled paradise of dense maritime forests, salt marshes, mudflats, tidal creeks, and wide sandy beaches, Cumberland Island is the largest barrier island off Georgia coast.
On the 27th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Plum Orchard Mansion and then head off the coast to Cumberland Island National Seashore.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cumberland Island day trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Jekyll Island to Cumberland Island with the Route module. April in Cumberland Island sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Cumberland Island

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Plum Orchard Mansion ©
Plum Orchard Mansion

4
nights
Saint Simons Island

Saint Simons Island ©
St. Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Frederica National Monument and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Simons Island: Fort King George Historic Site (in Darien) and Hog Hammock (in Sapelo Island). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church, steep yourself in history at Temple Beth Tefilloh, and take in nature's colorful creations at Wesley Memorial & Gardens.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Simons Island trip builder website .

Explore your travel options from Cumberland Island to Saint Simons Island with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Saint Simons Island are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Brunswick, Hog Hammock, Fort King George State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Fort Frederica National Monument ©
Fort Frederica National Monument
St. Simons Island ©
St. Simons Island
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum ©
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Back River Beach. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at North Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tybee Island Beach, make a trip to Tybee Island Museum - Battery Garland, and explore the galleries of Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tybee Island tour planner.

You can drive from Saint Simons Island to Tybee Island in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Tybee Island, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

6
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Webb Military Museum and National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, immerse yourself in nature at Skidaway Island State Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, and identify plant and animal life at Oatland Island Wildlife Center.

To find out how to plan a trip to Savannah, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tybee Island to Savannah takes an hour. May in Savannah sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Savannah

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Ghost & Vampire Tours

3
nights
Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center and Columbus Riverwalk. Venture out of the city with trips to Wild Animal Safari (in Pine Mountain), LaGrange (Hills & Dales Estate & Biblical History Center) and Little White House (in Warm Springs). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at National Civil War Naval Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maranatha Baptist Church, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Richland Rum - Richland.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Columbus trip maker app .

You can drive from Savannah to Columbus in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Macon.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

LaGrange, Maranatha Baptist Church, Richland Rum - Richland, Little White House, Wild Animal Safari
Highlights from your plan
Little White House ©
Little White House
Columbus Riverwalk ©
Columbus Riverwalk

4
nights
Macon

Macon ©
Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum and Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Macon: Milledgeville (Cedar Lane Cemetery & Memorial Hill Cemetery), Watermelon Capital Speedway (in Cordele) and Go Fish Education Center (in Perry). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Museum of Aviation, examine the collection at The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, learn about winemaking at GeorgiaBob's Cane River Vineyard, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Macon attractions planning app .

You can drive from Columbus to Macon in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Macon are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Macon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Milledgeville, Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum, GeorgiaBob's Cane River Vineyard, Watermelon Capital Speedway, Go Fish Education Center
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Aviation ©
Museum of Aviation
Hay House ©
Hay House

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