7 days in Blue Ridge & Helen Itinerary

7 days in Blue Ridge & Helen Itinerary

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7 days in Blue Ridge & Helen Itinerary

Start: Blue Ridge
1
Blue Ridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Helen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Blue Ridge

3
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Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge ©
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).
Explore Blue Ridge's surroundings by going to Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park), Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee (in Cherokee) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Mercier Orchards, have some family-friendly fun at Aska Mining Company, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and hike along Aska Trails.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Blue Ridge holiday app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Blue Ridge. In October, daily temperatures in Blue Ridge can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

Vets Memorial Park, Cades Cove, Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, River Rafting & Tubing
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Mercier Orchards ©
Mercier Orchards
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
River Rafting & Tubing

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Helen

Helen ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Brasstown Bald, then immerse yourself in nature at Unicoi State Park, and then admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): get your game on at Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, and finally see the interesting displays at Charlemagne's Kingdom.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helen day trip planning tool .

Getting from Blue Ridge to Helen by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Helen can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Helen

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dry Falls, Brasstown Bald, Tallulah Gorge State Park
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Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf ©
Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf

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