8 days in Golden Isles of Georgia & Asheville Itinerary

8 days in Golden Isles of Georgia & Asheville Itinerary

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Jekyll Island
— 1 night
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Saint Simons Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Asheville
— 4 nights
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Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Driftwood Beach. On the next day, take a stroll through Jekyll Island Historic District, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Faith Chapel.

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Atlanta to Jekyll Island is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

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Saint Simons Island

St. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): cast your line with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, and then make a trip to Get Your Muse On!. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore St. Simons Island, sample the tasty concoctions at Weber's Growler Factory, then stroll through Wesley Memorial & Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Fort Frederica National Monument.

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Getting from Jekyll Island to Saint Simons Island by car takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Simons Island can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
The Folk Art Center and Grovewood Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and The North Carolina Arboretum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Gatlinburg (Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse & Hollywood Star Cars Museum), Outdoor Gravity Park (in Pigeon Forge) and Zipline (in Sevierville). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, see the interesting displays at Asheville Pinball Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, and view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks.

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Getting from Saint Simons Island to Asheville by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Saint Simons Island in August: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 82°F and lows are around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

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Golden Isles of Georgia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Dolphin & Whale Watching