8 days in Georgia Itinerary

8 days in Georgia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Georgia trip planner
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Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jekyll Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Simons Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Helen
— 2 nights
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Savannah — 2 nights

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Explore hidden gems such as City Market and Wormsloe Historic Site. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at American Prohibition Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Congregation Mickve Israel, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and stop by Savannah's Candy Kitchen.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savannah travel planner.

Indianapolis to Savannah is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis in July, things will get a bit warmer in Savannah: highs are around 91°F and lows about 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jekyll Island.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

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 5th (Tue): wander the streets of Jekyll Island Historic District, surround yourself with nature on Golden Isles Carriage and Trail at Three Oaks Farm, then take an in-depth tour of Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Horton House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at St Andrews Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Jekyll Island Trail System.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jekyll Island trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Jekyll Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Jekyll Island are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint Simons Island.
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Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Saint Simons Island — 1 night

St. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step off the mainland to explore St. Simons Island, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Simons Island day trip website.

Traveling by car from Jekyll Island to Saint Simons Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Helen.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Vogel State Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brasstown Bald. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): look for gifts at Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Helen trip planning website.

You can fly from Saint Simons Island to Helen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Saint Simons Island in July, expect Helen to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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