49 days in Historic Heartland Itinerary

49 days in Historic Heartland Itinerary

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Macon
— 17 nights
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Athens
— 16 nights
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Conyers
— 15 nights
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Macon — 17 nights

Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Macon: Go Fish Education Center (in Perry), High Falls State Park (in Jackson) and Indian Springs State Park (in Flovilla). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Hay House, see the interesting displays at Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and walk around Amerson River Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Macon trip itinerary builder website.

Thomaston to Macon is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In January, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Athens.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Athens — 16 nights

Athens is a consolidated city–county in the U.S. state of Georgia, in the northeastern part of the state about an hour's drive from the global city of Atlanta, and comprising the former city of Athens proper and Clarke County. Venture out of the city with trips to Hard Labor Creek State Park (in Rutledge), Monroe (William Harris Homestead & The Story Shop) and Madison (Rogers House and Rose Cottage, Madison Morgan Cultural Center, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at State Botanical Garden of Georgia, take a stroll through Downtown Athens, sample the tasty concoctions at Creature Comforts Brewing Co, and see the interesting displays at Ware-Lyndon House.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Athens journey app.

Traveling by car from Macon to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in January, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Conyers.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips

Conyers — 15 nights

Conyers is the only city in Rockdale County, Georgia, United States. Explore Conyers' surroundings by going to Lake Horton (in Fayetteville), Bay Creek Park (in Loganville) and Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (in Mansfield). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Upper Hand Day Spa, sample the tasty concoctions at JailHouse Brewing Company, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Holy Spirit, and fly down the slopes at Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Conyers trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Conyers takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Conyers are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Side Trips