7 days in Alabama, Georgia & East Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Alabama, Georgia & East Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Alabama, Georgia & East Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Fargo
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Orange Beach
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
2
Jekyll Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Columbus
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Fargo


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Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Orange Beach day trip planning site .

Fargo to Orange Beach is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. While traveling from Fargo, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Orange Beach, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Gulf State Park
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Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Horton House Ruins, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jekyll Island journey planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Orange Beach to Jekyll Island in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Orange Beach to Jekyll Island. In October, daily temperatures in Jekyll Island can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horton House Ruins ©
Horton House Ruins

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, then explore and take pictures at Wormsloe Historic Site, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of City Market.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip maker app .

Drive from Jekyll Island to Savannah in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
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Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©
Wormsloe Historic Site ©
Wormsloe Historic Site

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Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in the U.S. On the 18th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Columbus Fall Line Trace, then learn about all things military at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, then learn about all things military at National Civil War Naval Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Columbus Riverwalk.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Columbus sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Columbus takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in October, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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National Civil War Naval Museum ©
National Civil War Naval Museum

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
On the 19th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, then witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Raccoon Mountain Caverns.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip planning app .

You can fly from Columbus to Chattanooga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. October in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
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Raccoon Mountain Caverns ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns

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