60 days in Georgia Itinerary

60 days in Georgia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Georgia route planner

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Blue Ridge
— 5 nights
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Helen
— 8 nights
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Athens
— 7 nights
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Atlanta
— 9 nights
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Macon
— 6 nights
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Plains
— 3 nights
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Savannah
— 10 nights
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Saint Simons Island
— 6 nights
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Jekyll Island
— 5 nights
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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: Crane Creek Vineyards (in Young Harris), Meeks Park (in Blairsville) and Ellijay (Build an Ark Animal Rescue & Engelheim Vineyards). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grumpy Old Men Brewing, take a peaceful walk through Chattahoochee National Forest, indulge your taste buds at Drive for You Winery Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aska Trails.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Blue Ridge trip planner.

Atlanta to Blue Ridge is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Atlanta in January, with highs in Blue Ridge at 47°F and lows at 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Helen

— 8 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Minnehaha Falls (in Lakemont), Quinlan Visual Arts Center (in Gainesville) and North Georgia Canopy Tours (in Lula). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at VIP Southern Tours, learn about winemaking at Cottage Vineyard and Winery, take in the dramatic natural features at Tallulah Gorge State Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dukes Creek Falls Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helen online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Blue Ridge to Helen takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in January, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Athens

— 7 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Hartwell (Hartwell Dam & Cateechee Golf Club), Monroe (William Harris Homestead & The Story Shop) and Little Mulberry Park (in Dacula). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Spa at Graduate Athens, tee off at Victoria Bryant Park, see the interesting displays at Ware-Lyndon House, and visit Downtown Athens.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Helen to Athens by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Helen in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 55°F and lows about 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 9 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Get out of town with these interesting Atlanta side-trips: Kennesaw (Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History & Swift-Cantrell Park), The Upper Hand Day Spa (in Conyers) and Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center (in Locust Grove). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, explore the world behind art at Booth Western Art Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Atlanta travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Atlanta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Macon.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Macon

— 6 nights
Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Georgia Rural Telephone Museum (in Leslie), Novo Fitness Studio (in Midland) and National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center (in Columbus). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum, examine the collection at Uncle Remus Museum, gain insight at Global Village and Discovery Center, and brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Aviation.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Macon trip planner.

You can drive from Atlanta to Macon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Macon can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Plains.

Things to do in Macon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Plains

— 3 nights
Plains is a town in Sumter County, Georgia, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plains: Florence Marina State Park (in Omaha) and Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area (in Lumpkin). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maranatha Baptist Church, get to know the fascinating history of Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of The Plains Train Depot, and contemplate the long history of Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Plains online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Macon to Plains takes 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Plains

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Savannah

— 10 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savannah: Tybee Island (Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum & Tybee Island Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Savannah trip planner.

Drive from Plains to Savannah in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In February, daytime highs in Savannah are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Saint Simons Island

— 6 nights
St. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Simons Island: St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church (in Darien), Hog Hammock (in Sapelo Island) and St. Marys (St. Marys Howard Gilman Memorial Waterfront Park, Crooked River State Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church, take an in-depth tour of Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum, contemplate the long history of Temple Beth Tefilloh, and relax and rejuvenate at Misty's Element Massage.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Simons Island trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Saint Simons Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Saint Simons Island are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Jekyll Island

— 5 nights
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jekyll Island: St. Marys (Washington Pump and Oak & Market On the Square). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jekyll Island Trail System, enjoy the sand and surf at St Andrews Beach, get a dose of the wild on Golden Isles Carriage and Trail at Three Oaks Farm, and get engrossed in the history at Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jekyll Island trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Simons Island to Jekyll Island in an hour. In February, daytime highs in Jekyll Island are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

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.