8 days in Georgia Itinerary

8 days in Georgia Itinerary

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Fly
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Savannah
— 1 night
Drive
2
Jekyll Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Helen
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Atlanta
— 3 nights
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Savannah

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 26th (Sun), stroll around Forsyth Park and then steep yourself in history at Savannah Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Tybee Island Beach, don't miss a visit to Historic River Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah itinerary tool.

Miami to Savannah is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. July in Savannah sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

1
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Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
On the 28th (Tue), head outdoors with Georgia Adventure Sports, identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and then stroll through Driftwood Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jekyll Island trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Jekyll Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Jekyll Island can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Helen.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

2
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Helen

Georgia's Alpine Village

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Alpine Mini Golf, then get your game on at Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf, then explore the activities along Chattahoochee River, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Aska Mining Company, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brasstown Bald.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helen trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Jekyll Island to Helen in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jekyll Island in July: high temperatures in Helen hover around 84°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Atlanta.

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
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Atlanta

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Family-friendly places like Georgia Aquarium and Stone Mountain Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Atlanta: Confederate Hall Historical & Environmental Education Center (in Stone Mountain) and iSimu VR (in Duluth). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Over Georgia, and immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Atlanta online journey planner.

You can drive from Helen to Atlanta in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Atlanta when traveling from Helen in July, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Fun & Games · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Georgia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
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.