4 days in Columbia & Dahlonega Itinerary

4 days in Columbia & Dahlonega Itinerary

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4 days in Columbia & Dahlonega Itinerary

Start: Columbia
1
Columbia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Dahlonega
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Columbia

1
night
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
On the 6th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then get a sense of history and politics at South Carolina State House. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then see the interesting displays at South Carolina State Museum, and then deepen your understanding at University of South Carolina.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Columbia road trip planning website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Columbia. In December in Columbia, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Dahlonega.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
South Carolina State House ©
South Carolina State House
South Carolina State Museum
South Carolina State Museum

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nights
Dahlonega

Dahlonega ©
The city of Dahlonega is the county seat of Lumpkin County, Georgia, United States. On the 8th (Sun), examine the collection at Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site, take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls, and then look for gifts at The Dahlonega Fudge Factory. On the next day, go deep underground at Consolidated Gold Mine, then learn about winemaking at Accent Cellars, and then relax in the rural setting at Mercier Orchards.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dahlonega trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Columbia to Dahlonega in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Columbia, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dahlonega, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Dahlonega

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anna Ruby Falls, Mercier Orchards
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The Dahlonega Fudge Factory ©
The Dahlonega Fudge Factory
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls
Mercier Orchards ©
Mercier Orchards

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