8 days in Stone Mountain & Helen Itinerary

8 days in Stone Mountain & Helen Itinerary

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8 days in Stone Mountain & Helen Itinerary

Start: Stone Mountain
1
Stone Mountain
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Helen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Stone Mountain

4
nights
Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain ©
Stone Mountain is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Stone Mountain Park and Confederate Hall Historical & Environmental Education Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stone Mountain: Consolidated Gold Mine (in Dahlonega), Build an Ark Animal Rescue (in Ellijay) and Jackson (High Falls State Park & Dauset Trails). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yellow River Park, learn more about the world around you at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, take in the views from Stone Mountain Covered Bridge, and identify plant and animal life at McFarlane Nature Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Stone Mountain tour planning website .

In July, daytime highs in Stone Mountain are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stone Mountain

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Jackson, Consolidated Gold Mine, McFarlane Nature Park, Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, Build an Ark Animal Rescue
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Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Build an Ark Animal Rescue ©
Build an Ark Animal Rescue
Consolidated Gold Mine ©
Consolidated Gold Mine

3
nights
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.
You've now added Anna Ruby Falls to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get your game on at Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf, then stop by Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen, and then admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Mercier Orchards, then take in the awesome beauty at Brasstown Bald Mountain, and then trek along Hemlock Falls Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Helen trip builder site .

Drive from Stone Mountain to Helen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Stone Mountain in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Helen, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Helen

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mercier Orchards, Brasstown Bald Mountain, Consolidated Gold Mine, Hemlock Falls Trail
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Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls
Brasstown Bald Mountain ©
Brasstown Bald Mountain
Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf ©

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