8 days in Georgia Itinerary

8 days in Georgia Itinerary

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Fly to Greenville/Spartanburg, Drive to Helen
— 1 night
Fort Oglethorpe
— 1 night
— 1 night
Jekyll Island
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


Helen — 1 night

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 17th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hemlock Falls Trail and then take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on North Georgia Canopy Tours and then hike along Raven Cliff Falls.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helen trip maker app.

New York City to Helen is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New York City in March, expect nights in Helen to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fort Oglethorpe.
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Side Trips

Fort Oglethorpe — 1 night

Fort Oglethorpe is a city predominantly in Catoosa County with some portions in Walker County in the U.S. state of Georgia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fort Oglethorpe planning app.

Traveling by car from Helen to Fort Oglethorpe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Helen in March, expect Fort Oglethorpe to be a bit warmer, temps between 63°F and 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Folkston.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Folkston — 1 night

Folkston is a city in and the county seat of Charlton County, Georgia, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Chesser Island Homestead/Boardwalk and then identify plant and animal life at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Folkston trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Fort Oglethorpe to Folkston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, Folkston is somewhat warmer than Fort Oglethorpe - with highs of 73°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jekyll Island.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Jekyll Island — 2 nights

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
On the 21st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on Golden Isles Carriage and Trail at Three Oaks Farm, walk around Clam Creek Picnic Area, and then kick back and relax at Driftwood Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jekyll Island travel route site.

Getting from Folkston to Jekyll Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Jekyll Island are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savannah.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Savannah — 2 nights

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and finally settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Savannah trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jekyll Island to Savannah takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trip

Georgia travel guide

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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.