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
nights
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).
Do your shopping at Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen and Nora Mill Granary. Visit Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Blue Ridge side-trips: Great Smoky Mountain National Park (in Cosby), Roaring Fork (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Vogel State Park (in Blairsville). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Raven Cliff Falls and take in the dramatic scenery at Long Creek Falls.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Blue Ridge journey maker .

Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Helen, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Vogel State Park, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
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Long Creek Falls ©
Long Creek Falls
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Toccoa Falls, The Pickled Peach and Anna Ruby Falls. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for gifts at The Pickled Peach, then admire the sheer force of Toccoa Falls, then take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Whitewater Falls, then steep yourself in history at Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel, and then relax in the rural setting at Chattooga Belle Farm.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helen trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Blue Ridge to Helen takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Helen are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Helen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Whitewater Falls, Whiteside Mountain, Chattooga Belle Farm, Toccoa Falls, Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel
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Whiteside Mountain ©
Whiteside Mountain
Whitewater Falls ©
Whitewater Falls
Dukes Creek Falls Trail ©
Dukes Creek Falls Trail

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