53 days in Georgia Itinerary

53 days in Georgia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Georgia itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Atlanta
— 9 nights
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Jekyll Island
— 5 nights
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Saint Simons Island
— 6 nights
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Tybee Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Savannah
— 9 nights
Drive
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Plains
— 3 nights
Drive
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Macon
— 7 nights
Drive
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Athens
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sautee Nacoochee
— 3 nights
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Atlanta

— 9 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 Woodstock (Reformation Brewery (Woodstock) & Little River Trail), Cartersville (Bartow History Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, &more) and Conyers (The Upper Hand Day Spa & Monastery of the Holy Spirit). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, walk around Centennial Olympic Park, and see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Atlanta trip website.

Joplin to Atlanta is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Joplin in February: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Jekyll Island

— 5 nights
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Step out of Jekyll Island with an excursion to Market On the Square in St. Marys--about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Driftwood Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Clam Creek Picnic Area, take an in-depth tour of Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum, and take in the waterfront at Historic Jekyll Wharf.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jekyll Island road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Jekyll Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Atlanta in February, with highs in Jekyll Island at 66°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Saint Simons Island

— 6 nights
St. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Simons Island: St. Marys (Crooked River State Park, Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum, &more), St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church (in Darien) and Folkston Funnel Train Viewing Platform (in Folkston). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church, examine the collection at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, brush up on your military savvy at World War II Home Front Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Fort Frederica National Monument.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Simons Island road trip planning app.

You can drive from Jekyll Island to Saint Simons Island in an hour. February in Saint Simons Island sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, make a trip to Gallery By The Sea, enjoy the sea views from Cockspur lighthouse, and stroll through Tybee Island Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tybee Island online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Saint Simons Island to Tybee Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in February, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Savannah

— 9 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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, walk around Forsyth Park, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Savannah holiday builder website.

Savannah is just a short distance from Tybee Island. In March in Savannah, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Plains.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Plains

— 3 nights
Plains is a town in Sumter County, Georgia, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plains: Pasaquan (in Buena Vista) and Omaha Brewing Company (in Omaha). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Maranatha Baptist Church, browse for treasures at Plains Historic Inn & Antique Mall, stop by Plain Peanuts Store, and appreciate the history behind Jimmy Carter Peanut of Plains Statue.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Plains trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Savannah to Plains in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. March in Plains sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Macon.

Things to do in Plains

Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Macon

— 7 nights
Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Macon side-trips: Sprewell Bluff Park (in Thomaston), Dickey Farms (in Musella) and Vienna (Georgia State Cotton Museum & Ellis Brothers Pecans Inc). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, walk around Coleman Hill park, and contemplate the long history of Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Macon tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Plains to Macon in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Macon

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Athens

— 6 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Quinlan Visual Arts Center (in Gainesville), Little Mulberry Park (in Dacula) and Oakwood Bait & Tackle (in Oakwood). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Graduate Athens, pause for some serene contemplation at Seney-Stovall Chapel, learn the secrets of beer at Terrapin Beer Company, and gain insight at Sandy Creek Nature Center.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Macon to Athens by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sautee Nacoochee.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sautee Nacoochee

— 3 nights
Sautee Nacoochee is an unincorporated community in White County, Georgia, United States, near Sautee Creek in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Georgia, approximately 95mi north of Atlanta. When in Sautee Nacoochee, make a side trip to see North Georgia Canopy Tours in Lula, approximately Lula away. And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at VIP Southern Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls, relax and rejuvenate at Nacoochee Crossing Wellness Center & Day Spa, and walk around Unicoi Hill Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sautee Nacoochee day trip tool.

You can drive from Athens to Sautee Nacoochee in 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in March: high temperatures in Sautee Nacoochee hover around 56°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sautee Nacoochee

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Georgia travel guide

4.3
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.