4 days in Helen Itinerary
— 3 nights
Tue, Sep 27 - Fri, Sep 30
Helen — 3 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.Visiting Horseback Riding Tours and Yonah Mountain Campground will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Mark of the Potter and Miles Through Time Automotive Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Chattooga Belle Farm (in Long Creek) and Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm (in Blairsville). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Hardman Farm, identify plant and animal life at Smithgall Woods Conservation Area, admire the sheer force of Dicks Creek Falls, and stroll around Unicoi Hill Park.
To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helen route planning site.
Chattanooga to Helen is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chattanooga in September, with highs in Helen at 78°F and lows at 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.