8 days in Georgia Itinerary

8 days in Georgia Itinerary

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8 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Jekyll Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 45​min
3
Cumberland Island
— 1 night
drive:  6​h
4
Helen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Covington

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Step out of the city life by going to Coligny Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savannah: Tybee Island Beach (in Tybee Island) and Hilton Head (Hilton Head Island Bike Trails & Speed Boats Tours). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, and admire the landmark architecture of Mickve Israel Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Savannah day trip tool .

Atlanta to Savannah is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island Beach
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island ©
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
On the 16th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Faith Chapel, take a stroll through Jekyll Island Historic District, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Driftwood Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jekyll Island sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Savannah to Jekyll Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In November in Jekyll Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Cumberland Island.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
Faith Chapel ©
Faith Chapel

1
night
Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island ©
On the 17th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cumberland Island National Seashore.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cumberland Island driving holiday planning site .

Explore your travel options from Jekyll Island to Cumberland Island with the Route module. In November, daytime highs in Cumberland Island are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Helen.

Things to do in Cumberland Island

Wildlife Beaches Parks
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Cumberland Island National Seashore ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Raven Cliff Falls, then admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls, and then learn about winemaking at Habersham Winery. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Brasstown Bald Mountain, then experience rural life at Mercier Orchards, and then try your luck at Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helen road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cumberland Island to Helen. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cumberland Island in November, with highs in Helen at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Brasstown Bald Mountain, Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino, Mercier Orchards
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Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls
Brasstown Bald Mountain ©
Brasstown Bald Mountain
Mercier Orchards ©
Mercier Orchards

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