7 days in Ellijay & Blue Ridge Itinerary

7 days in Ellijay & Blue Ridge Itinerary

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7 days in Ellijay & Blue Ridge Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Ellijay
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Blue Ridge
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

4
nights
Ellijay

Ellijay is a city in Gilmer County, Georgia, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Consolidated Gold Mine. Explore Ellijay's surroundings by going to Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park), Helen (Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf & Anna Ruby Falls) and Adventures Unlimited (in Ocoee). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Build an Ark Animal Rescue and brush up on your military savvy at Tabor House and Civil War Museum.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ellijay road trip planning tool .

Fort Lauderdale to Ellijay is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in August, things will get little chillier in Ellijay: highs are around 85°F and lows about 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Ellijay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Helen, River Rafting & Tubing, Consolidated Gold Mine, Adventures Unlimited, Cades Cove
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls

2
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).
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then try for a hole-in-one at The Lilly Pad Village, and then relax in the rural setting at Mercier Orchards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Morganton Point Recreation Area and then take in the dramatic scenery at Long Creek Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Blue Ridge itinerary maker website .

Blue Ridge is just a short distance from Ellijay. Traveling from Ellijay in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Blue Ridge, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Long Creek Falls ©
Long Creek Falls
River Rafting & Tubing
The Lilly Pad Village ©
The Lilly Pad Village

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