60 days in Georgia Itinerary

60 days in Georgia Itinerary

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Columbus
— 4 nights
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Macon
— 6 nights
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Savannah
— 8 nights
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Tybee Island
— 4 nights
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Saint Simons Island
— 6 nights
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Jekyll Island
— 5 nights
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Atlanta
— 8 nights
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Athens
— 7 nights
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Helen
— 6 nights
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Blue Ridge
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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. Bring the kids along to National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center and Biblical History Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbus: Hills & Dales Estate (in LaGrange), Pine Mountain (Wild Animal Safari & Callaway Resort & Gardens) and Plains (Billy Carter Gas Station Museum & Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Columbus Fall Line Trace, go for a walk through Columbus Botanical Garden, head outdoors with Outside World Outfitters, and brush up on your military savvy at National Civil War Naval Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Columbus vacation builder.

Belleville to Columbus is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Belleville to Columbus due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belleville in April, things will get a bit warmer in Columbus: highs are around 77°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Macon.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Macon

— 6 nights
Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Museum of Aviation and Dauset Trails. Get out of town with these interesting Macon side-trips: Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge (in Juliette), Milledgeville (Cedar Lane Cemetery, Memorial Hill Cemetery, &more) and Go Fish Education Center (in Perry). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, see the interesting displays at The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, bet on your favorite at Watermelon Capital Speedway, and stroll around Coleman Hill park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Macon travel planning site.

Drive from Columbus to Macon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. April in Macon sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Savannah.

Things to do in Macon

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Savannah

— 8 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Attractions like Savannah Historic District and Bonaventure Cemetery make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Savannah side-trips: Statesboro (The Center for Wildlife Education at Georgia Southern University & Garden of the Coastal Plain at Georgia Southern University). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, stroll around Forsyth Park, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Savannah trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Macon to Savannah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in April, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

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. Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Tybee Beach Massage make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: stroll through Tybee Island Beach, see the interesting displays at Tybee Island Light Station And Museum, look for gifts at Inferno, and gain insight at Tybee Island Marine Science Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tybee Island trip planning website.

Tybee Island is very close to Savannah. In April, daily temperatures in Tybee Island can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Saint Simons Island

— 6 nights
St. Kids will enjoy Christ Church and East Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Simons Island side-trips: Blythe Island Regional Park (in Brunswick), St. Marys (Crooked River State Park & St. Marys Howard Gilman Memorial Waterfront Park) and Darien (St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church & Waterfront Park). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Beth Tefilloh, examine the collection at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wesley United Methodist Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saint Simons Island attractions site.

Getting from Tybee Island to Saint Simons Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Saint Simons Island sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Jekyll Island

— 5 nights
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Family-friendly places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Jekyll Island Trail System will thrill your kids. When in Jekyll Island, make a side trip to see Market On the Square in St. Marys, approximately St. Marys away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Driftwood Beach, walk around Great Dunes Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Clam Creek Picnic Area, and contemplate the long history of Horton House.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jekyll Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Simons Island to Jekyll Island takes an hour. May in Jekyll Island sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Atlanta.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Atlanta

— 8 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Bring the kids along to Georgia Aquarium and Food Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Atlanta: Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center (in Locust Grove), Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain) and Southern Belle Farm (in McDonough). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, and get to know the resident critters at Zoo Atlanta.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Jekyll Island to Atlanta in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Jekyll Island in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Atlanta, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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. Bring the kids along to Sandy Creek Nature Center and State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Watson Mill Bridge State Park (in Comer), Little Mulberry Park (in Dacula) and Road Atlanta (in Braselton). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Slow Water, relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Graduate Athens, get to know the resident critters at Bear Hollow Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wrightsboro Church.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens online day trip planner.

Getting from Atlanta to Athens by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Athens, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Helen

— 6 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Anna Ruby Falls and Fern Valley on the Soque. Venture out of the city with trips to Minnehaha Falls (in Lakemont), Clayton (Wander North Georgia & Bartram Trail) and Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge (in Hiawassee). And it doesn't end there: go deep underground at Consolidated Gold Mine, identify plant and animal life at Georgia Mountain Falconry, trek along Raven Cliff Falls, and head outdoors with Oakwood Bait & Tackle.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Helen takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Athens in May, Helen is slightly colder at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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).
Bring the kids along to Build an Ark Animal Rescue and Zipline. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blue Ridge: Dawsonville (West Ridge Spring Trail & Amicalola Falls State Park), Meeks Park (in Blairsville) and Reel 'Em In Guide Service (in Ellijay). There's much more to do: hike along Aska Trails, stroll through Appalachian Trail, learn about all things military at Tabor House and Civil War Museum, and stop by Humble Pie Boutique.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Blue Ridge trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helen to Blue Ridge in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Blue Ridge can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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.