9 days in Georgia Itinerary

9 days in Georgia Itinerary

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Drive
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Columbus
— 1 night
Drive
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Helen
— 1 night
Drive
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly
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Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jekyll Island
— 2 nights
Drive

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Columbus

Columbus is a city in the U.S. On the 3rd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Animal Safari and then admire the majestic nature at F. D. Roosevelt State Park. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, brush up on your military savvy at National Civil War Naval Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Columbus Riverwalk.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip app.

Memphis to Columbus is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Columbus due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helen.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
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Helen

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.
On the 5th (Sun), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then have some family-friendly fun at Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf, then immerse yourself in nature at Unicoi State Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls.

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Getting from Columbus to Helen by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Columbus in July, things will get little chillier in Helen: highs are around 84°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

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nights
Atlanta

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 6th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Chastain Park, then visit The Escape Game Atlanta, and then meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola and then look for all kinds of wild species at Stone Mountain Park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip planner.

Getting from Helen to Atlanta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Helen in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Atlanta, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

2
nights
Savannah

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): kick back and relax at Savannah River Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then kick back and relax at Tybee Island Beach, and finally walk around Forsyth Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Historic River Street, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally take a stroll through Savannah Historic District.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Savannah visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Savannah takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

2
nights
Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Faith Chapel, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Driftwood Beach. On the next day, cool off at Summer Waves Water Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jekyll Island Trail System.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Jekyll Island online trip builder.

You can drive from Savannah to Jekyll Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Jekyll Island can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Georgia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
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.