43 days in Georgia Itinerary

43 days in Georgia Itinerary

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Atlanta
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Helen
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Blue Ridge
— 5 nights
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Fort Oglethorpe
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Columbus
— 3 nights
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Savannah
— 6 nights
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Tybee Island
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Saint Simons Island
— 5 nights
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Jekyll Island
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Atlanta

— 5 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Venture out of the city with trips to Booth Western Art Museum (in Cartersville), Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain) and Macon (St. Joseph's Catholic Church & Fort Hawkins). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, explore the world behind art at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and admire the striking features of Fox Theatre.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta trip app.

Thomaston to Atlanta is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In July in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Helen.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Helen

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helen side-trips: Consolidated Gold Mine (in Dahlonega), Blairsville (Vogel State Park, Helton Creek Falls, &more) and Clayton (Chattahoochee National Forest, Bartram Trail, &more). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, see the interesting displays at Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, and explore the activities along Chattahoochee River.

Discover how to plan a Helen trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Helen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in July: high temperatures in Helen hover around 84°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

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).
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blue Ridge: Amicalola Falls State Park (in Dawsonville), Ellijay (Build an Ark Animal Rescue, Engelheim Vineyards, &more) and Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery (in Talking Rock). There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, do a tasting at Odom Springs Vineyards, trot along with a tour on horseback, and look for all kinds of wild species at Morganton Point Recreation Area.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Blue Ridge trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Helen to Blue Ridge by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Blue Ridge sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Fort Oglethorpe.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Fort Oglethorpe

— 4 nights
Fort Oglethorpe is a city predominantly in Catoosa County with some portions in Walker County in the U.S. Explore Fort Oglethorpe's surroundings by going to Tunnel Hill (Clisby Austin House & Historic Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel), James H. ''Sloppy'' Floyd Park (in Summerville) and Red Clay Resort (in Cohutta). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Keown Falls, get great views at Rock City, and witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Fort Oglethorpe travel planner.

You can drive from Blue Ridge to Fort Oglethorpe in 2 hours. Traveling from Blue Ridge in July, expect nights in Fort Oglethorpe to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Fort Oglethorpe

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbus

— 3 nights
Columbus is a city in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbus: Hills & Dales Estate (in LaGrange), Wild Animal Safari (in Pine Mountain) and Richland Rum (in Richland). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, take an in-depth tour of Plains High School, contemplate the long history of Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Columbus Riverwalk.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip planning tool.

Drive from Fort Oglethorpe to Columbus in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Savannah

— 6 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Savannah is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Olde Pink House.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Savannah route maker app.

You can drive from Columbus to Savannah in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in Savannah, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

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, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Cockspur lighthouse, kick back and relax at Back River Beach, and appreciate the history behind Fort Pulaski National Monument.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Tybee Island journey builder website.

Tybee Island is very close to Savannah. In July in Tybee Island, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Saint Simons Island

— 5 nights
St. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Simons Island: Darien (St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church & Fort King George State Historic Site). There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at East Beach, examine the collection at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church.

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

You can drive from Tybee Island to Saint Simons Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Simons Island can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Jekyll Island

— 5 nights
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jekyll Island: St. Marys (Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame & St. Marys Howard Gilman Memorial Waterfront Park). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, head outdoors with Coastal Outdoor Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and take in the waterfront at Historic Jekyll Wharf.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jekyll Island trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Simons Island to Jekyll Island in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

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.