45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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Jekyll Island
— 1 night
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Saint Simons Island
— 2 nights
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Brunswick
— 5 nights
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Savannah
— 5 nights
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Tybee Island
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
— 4 nights
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Helen
— 2 nights
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Blue Ridge
— 1 night
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Lookout Mountain
— 1 night
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Birmingham
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
— 7 nights
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St. Augustine
— 9 nights

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Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
On the 1st (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, contemplate the long history of Horton House, and then kick back and relax at Driftwood Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Horton House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Golden Isles Carriage and Trail at Three Oaks Farm, then wander the streets of Jekyll Island Historic District, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Jekyll Island trip planner.

Jacksonville to Jekyll Island is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Jekyll Island can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
Horton House ©
Horton House

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Saint Simons Island

Saint Simons Island ©
St. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Gogo Jewelry, sample the tasty concoctions at Weber's Growler Factory, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Fort Frederica National Monument. On the next day, take a leisurely stroll along Fishing Pier, then learn about all things military at Maritime Center at Historic Coast Guard Station, and then head off the coast to St. Simons Island.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saint Simons Island planner.

Traveling by car from Jekyll Island to Saint Simons Island takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Saint Simons Island can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brunswick.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

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St. Simons Lighthouse Museum ©
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum
Fort Frederica National Monument ©
Fort Frederica National Monument
St. Simons Island ©
St. Simons Island

5
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Brunswick

Brunswick ©
Brunswick is a city in and the county seat of Glynn County, Georgia, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Clinch State Park and Amelia Island Historic District. Venture out of the city with trips to Fernandina Beach (Pirate Playground, Egan's Creek Park, &more), Amelia Island (Main Beach, Fernandina Beach, &more) and McIntosh Sugarworks - Tabby Ruins (in St. Marys). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brunswick online tour itinerary planner.

Brunswick is very close to Saint Simons Island. In October, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Brunswick

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Amelia Island Horseback Riding ©
Amelia Island Horseback Riding
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation ©
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

5
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Savannah

Savannah ©

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Explore hidden gems such as Olde Pink House and Chippewa Square. The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Wormsloe Historic Site, and stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Savannah attractions planner.

You can drive from Brunswick to Savannah in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters
Olde Pink House ©
Olde Pink House
Food Tours

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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. On the 15th (Thu), look for gifts at Waves Surf Shop, get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Tybee Island Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, and then kick back and relax at North Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tybee Island vacation builder app.

You can drive from Savannah to Tybee Island in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Tybee Island can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Oakland Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Atlanta side-trips: Amicalola Falls State Park (in Dawsonville) and Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, walk around Centennial Olympic Park, and admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Tybee Island to Atlanta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Tybee Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Atlanta, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Helen.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Food Tours
Oakland Cemetery ©
Oakland Cemetery
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site ©

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Helen

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.
On the 21st (Wed), admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls, then admire the majestic nature at Unicoi State Park, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Consolidated Gold Mine, and finally see the interesting displays at Charlemagne's Kingdom. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Tallulah Gorge State Park, then see Nacoochee Adventures, and then take in the awesome beauty at Brasstown Bald.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helen sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Atlanta to Helen in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Atlanta in October, expect Helen to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Nacoochee Adventures ©
Nacoochee Adventures
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls
Brasstown Bald ©
Brasstown Bald

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Blue Ridge

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).
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): experience rural life at Mercier Orchards, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then brush up on your military savvy at Tabor House and Civil War Museum, and finally experience rural life at Reece Apple House.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Blue Ridge online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Helen to Blue Ridge takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Blue Ridge can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Lookout Mountain.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Side Trip

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Mercier Orchards ©
Mercier Orchards
Zipline
Tabor House and Civil War Museum ©
Tabor House and Civil War Museum

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Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain is a town in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the history at Chickamauga Battlefield, admire the natural beauty at Rock City Gardens, and then take some stellar pictures from Rock City.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lookout Mountain trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Blue Ridge to Lookout Mountain in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Blue Ridge, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lookout Mountain, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Lookout Mountain

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Rock City Gardens ©
Rock City Gardens
Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield
Rock City ©
Rock City

5
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Birmingham

Birmingham ©

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Little River Canyon National Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Talladega Superspeedway (in Talladega), Huntsville (U.S. Space and Rocket Center & Railroad Station Antique Mall) and Montgomery (National Memorial for Peace and Justice & Rosa Parks Museum). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum of Art, stroll around Vulcan Park and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wilderness Park, and admire the natural beauty at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Birmingham holiday app.

Getting from Lookout Mountain to Birmingham by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. October in Birmingham sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Talladega Superspeedway ©
Talladega Superspeedway
Little River Canyon National Preserve ©
Little River Canyon National Preserve

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Walking tours. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). The adventure continues: walk around New Orleans Musical Legends Park, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your New Orleans trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Birmingham to New Orleans by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Birmingham in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 66°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
New Orleans Musical Legends Park ©
New Orleans Musical Legends Park

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Augustine Wild Reserve and Lightner Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Augustine: Ormond Beach (The Casements, Ormond Beach, &more), Gainesville (Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Butterfly Rainforest, &more) and North Peninsula State Park (in Flagler Beach). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Memorial Presbyterian Church, identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, and wander the streets of Old City.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the St. Augustine trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to St. Augustine takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in November, you will find days in St. Augustine are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
Memorial Presbyterian Church ©
Memorial Presbyterian Church
Lightner Museum ©
Lightner Museum

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