8 days in Georgia & Los Angeles Itinerary

8 days in Georgia & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Fly
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Saint Simons Island
Drive
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Jekyll Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savannah
— 1 night
Fly
4
Helen
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights

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Saint Simons Island

St. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Simons Island online trip planner.

Los Angeles to Saint Simons Island is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Saint Simons Island. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Saint Simons Island: highs are around 88°F and lows about 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jekyll Island.
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Jekyll Island — 2 nights

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Jekyll Island Trail System. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Driftwood Beach, visit Jekyll Island Historic District, and then identify plant and animal life at Golden Isles Carriage and Trail at Three Oaks Farm.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Jekyll Island tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Saint Simons Island to Jekyll Island in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.
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Savannah — 1 night

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 9th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, enjoy the sea views from Tybee Island Light Station And Museum, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Savannah road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Jekyll Island to Savannah takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Savannah, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Helen.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Side Trip

Helen — 2 nights

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 10th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Vogel State Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brasstown Bald. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls and then explore the striking landscape at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helen trip planner.

Fly from Savannah to Helen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Savannah in June; daily highs in Helen reach 84°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, then stroll through Santa Monica Bay, then grab your bike and head to 26-Mile Bike Path, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier. On your second day here, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles planning tool.

You can fly from Helen to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Helen in June, plan for slightly colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Side Trips

Georgia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Parks
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.
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