45 days in Georgia Itinerary

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

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Explore Atlanta's surroundings by going to Marietta National Cemetery (in Marietta), Little Mulberry Park (in Dacula) and Monastery of the Holy Spirit (in Conyers). On the 6th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, explore the world behind art at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and take a stroll through Ansley Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Atlanta online driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Atlanta. In November, daytime highs in Atlanta are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Columbus.
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Columbus — 4 nights

Columbus is a city in the U.S. state of Georgia and the county seat of Muscogee County, with which it is consolidated. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbus: Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area (in Lumpkin) and Still Pond Vineyard and Winery (in Arlington). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, explore the landscape on two wheels at Columbus Fall Line Trace, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and soothe aching muscles at Novo Fitness Studio.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Columbus trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Atlanta to Columbus in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. November in Columbus sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 46°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for Jekyll Island.
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Jekyll Island — 3 nights

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Jekyll Island is known for wildlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jekyll Island Trail System, identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Driftwood Beach, and get a dose of the wild on Golden Isles Carriage and Trail at Three Oaks Farm.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Jekyll Island itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Columbus to Jekyll Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Columbus in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Jekyll Island, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint Simons Island.
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Saint Simons Island — 6 nights

St. Explore Saint Simons Island's surroundings by going to Darien (Waterfront Park & Turnip Greens) and St. Marys (St. Marys Howard Gilman Memorial Waterfront Park, Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church, stroll around Massengale Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Richland Rum, and appreciate the history behind Fort Frederica National Monument.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saint Simons Island trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Jekyll Island to Saint Simons Island in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Saint Simons Island are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Savannah.
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Savannah — 10 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Step out of Savannah to go to Guyton and see Butterducks Winery, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, get engrossed in the history at Pin Point Heritage Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Savannah trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Simons Island to Savannah takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Saint Simons Island in November, Savannah is slightly colder at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tybee Island.
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Tybee Island — 3 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, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Tybee Beach Massage, don't miss a visit to Gallery By The Sea, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, and enjoy the sea views from Cockspur lighthouse.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Tybee Island itinerary website.

Tybee Island is very close to Savannah. December in Tybee Island sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Helen.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helen: Noble Wine Cellar (in Clayton), Dahlonega (Consolidated Gold Mine & Accent Cellars) and Stonewall Creek Vineyards (in Tiger). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Hardman Farm, learn about winemaking at Cottage Vineyard and Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonah Mountain Campground, and take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helen road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Tybee Island to Helen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Tybee Island in December since evenings lows in Helen dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Blue Ridge.
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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).
Get out of town with these interesting Blue Ridge side-trips: Dawsonville (Amicalola Falls State Park & West Ridge Spring Trail), Meeks Park (in Blairsville) and Crane Creek Vineyards (in Young Harris). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grumpy Old Men Brewing, learn about winemaking at Serenberry Vineyards, stroll through Burnt Mountain Preserve Trail, and experience rural life at Mercier Orchards.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Blue Ridge day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Helen to Blue Ridge takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in December, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lookout Mountain.
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Lookout Mountain — 2 nights

Lookout Mountain is a town in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Rock City, witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield, and then relax in the rural setting at Enchanted Maize Maze. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on G3 Adventures, then admire the majestic nature at Cloudland Canyon State Park, and then look for gifts at Uncle Lar's Outpost.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lookout Mountain trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Blue Ridge to Lookout Mountain takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Blue Ridge in December: highs in Lookout Mountain hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Georgia travel guide

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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.
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