7 days in Georgia Itinerary

7 days in Georgia Itinerary

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7 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Columbus
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Helen
— 2 nights
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Saint Simons Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Tybee Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Miami

1
night
Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in the U.S. On the 11th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Columbus Riverwalk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Columbus day trip website .

Miami to Columbus is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Miami in July since evenings lows in Columbus dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wild Animal Safari
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Wild Animal Safari ©
Wild Animal Safari
Columbus Riverwalk ©
Columbus Riverwalk

2
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.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Tallulah Gorge State Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brasstown Bald Mountain. On the next day, get your game on at Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf, then immerse yourself in nature at Unicoi State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Vogel State Park, and finally stop by Wildewood.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helen travel planning website .

Drive from Columbus to Helen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Columbus in July: high temperatures in Helen hover around 84°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Helen

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Blairsville, Tallulah Gorge State Park
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Vogel State Park ©
Vogel State Park
Tallulah Gorge State Park ©
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf ©
Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf

1
night
Saint Simons Island

St. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at East Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to St. Simons Island and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saint Simons Island driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Helen to Saint Simons Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Helen in July: high temperatures in Saint Simons Island hover around 90°F and lows are around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Jekyll Island
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
St. Simons Island ©
St. Simons Island

1
night
Tybee Island

Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. On the 17th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tybee Island trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Saint Simons Island to Tybee Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tybee Island are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

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