42 days in Georgia Itinerary

42 days in Georgia Itinerary

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Atlanta
— 5 nights
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Helen
— 6 nights
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Blue Ridge
— 5 nights
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Lookout Mountain
— 2 nights
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Columbus
— 3 nights
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Savannah
— 6 nights
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Tybee Island
— 5 nights
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Saint Simons Island
— 5 nights
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Jekyll Island
— 4 nights
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Atlanta

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Georgia Aquarium and Food Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlanta: Cartersville (Bartow History Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, &more), Stone Mountain (Netherworld Haunted House & Stone Mountain Park) and Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center (in Locust Grove). The adventure continues: examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, trek along Constitution Lakes, and admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Atlanta travel planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Atlanta. In October, daytime highs in Atlanta are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

6
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Helen

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.
Family-friendly places like Anna Ruby Falls and Sunrise Grocery will thrill your kids. Explore Helen's surroundings by going to North Georgia Canopy Tours (in Lula), Blairsville (Brasstown Bald, Vogel State Park, &more) and Goats on the Roof (in Tiger). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with Southeastern Expeditions, immerse yourself in nature at Unicoi State Park, trot along with Sunburst Adventures, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bell Mountain.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Helen vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Helen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in October: high temperatures in Helen hover around 70°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

5
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Blue Ridge

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).
Bring the kids along to Mercier Orchards and Build an Ark Animal Rescue. Explore Blue Ridge's surroundings by going to Meeks Park (in Blairsville), Sea Creek Falls (in Suches) and Dawsonville (Amicalola Falls State Park, Burt's Farm, &more). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chattahoochee National Forest, admire the majestic nature at Fort Mountain State Park, and trek along Aska Trails.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Blue Ridge visit planning website.

Drive from Helen to Blue Ridge in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Blue Ridge can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lookout Mountain.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain is a town in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Gordon-Lee Mansion, then take in the history at Chickamauga Battlefield, and then take in the history at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Cloudland Canyon State Park, then get interesting insight from G3 Adventures, and then get great views at Rock City.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lookout Mountain holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Blue Ridge to Lookout Mountain in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Blue Ridge in October, you will find days in Lookout Mountain are somewhat warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Lookout Mountain

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Columbus

Columbus is a city in the U.S. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center and Columbus Riverwalk. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbus: LaGrange (Biblical History Center & Hills & Dales Estate) and Pine Mountain (F. D. Roosevelt State Park & Pine Mountain Trail). The adventure continues: hike along Columbus Fall Line Trace, examine the collection at The Lunch Box Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Columbus Botanical Garden.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Columbus trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lookout Mountain to Columbus in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Columbus, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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Savannah

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Attractions like Ghost & Vampire Tours and Savannah Historic District make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and contemplate the long history of Olde Pink House.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Savannah online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Columbus to Savannah in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Tybee Island

Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Escape Tybee. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tybee Island Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, take a leisurely stroll along Tybee Pier, and make a trip to Tybee Island Museum - Battery Garland.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tybee Island sightseeing app.

Tybee Island is just a stone's throw from Savannah. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

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Saint Simons Island

St. Attractions like Christ Church and Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Simons Island: St. Marys (Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame, St. Marys Howard Gilman Memorial Waterfront Park, &more) and St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church (in Darien). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Fort Frederica National Monument, relax and rejuvenate at Misty's Element Massage, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wesley United Methodist Church, and take a leisurely stroll along Fishing Pier.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saint Simons Island online trip maker.

Drive from Tybee Island to Saint Simons Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Saint Simons Island can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Jekyll Island Trail System. There's much more to do: stroll through Driftwood Beach, steep yourself in history at Horton House, stop by Jekyll Island Historic District, and play a few rounds at Jekyll Island Golf Club.

Before you visit Jekyll Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Saint Simons Island to Jekyll Island in an hour. November in Jekyll Island sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Golf

Georgia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
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.