9 days in Georgia Itinerary

9 days in Georgia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Georgia journey builder

Make it your trip
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Jekyll Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blue Ridge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helen
— 1 night
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Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Change things up with a short trip to Tybee Island Beach in Tybee Island (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, stroll around Forsyth Park, and look for gifts at Aleksandra's Gift Shop.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Savannah trip planner.

Dallas to Savannah is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in July, expect nights in Savannah to be about the same, around 74°F, while days are slightly colder, around 91°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Jekyll Island

— 1 night
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll through Jekyll Island Trail System, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then contemplate the long history of Horton House, and finally get outside with Coastal Outdoor Adventures.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jekyll Island trip planner.

You can drive from Savannah to Jekyll Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Jekyll Island, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Atlanta.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Camp Creek Greenway Trail, then stroll through Stone Mountain Park, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, then stroll around Centennial Olympic Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park.

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

You can fly from Jekyll Island to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Tours · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Blue Ridge

— 2 nights

Historic High Country

A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Build an Ark Animal Rescue, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grumpy Old Men Brewing, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Meeks Park, then learn about winemaking at Crane Creek Vineyards, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brasstown Bald.

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Drive from Atlanta to Blue Ridge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Atlanta in July, expect Blue Ridge to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Helen.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Helen

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Blue Ridge to Helen takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Helen are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helen

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Georgia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Parks
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.