28 days in Georgia Itinerary

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Atlanta
— 4 nights
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Ellijay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helen
— 4 nights
Fly
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Saint Simons Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Savannah
— 5 nights
Drive
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Macon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Columbus
— 3 nights
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Atlanta — 4 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Change things up with these side-trips from Atlanta: Booth Western Art Museum (in Cartersville), The Georgia Winery (in Ringgold) and Monastery of the Holy Spirit (in Conyers). On the 10th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium, stroll around Piedmont Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at High Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Atlanta online holiday builder.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Atlanta. In December in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ellijay.
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Ellijay — 3 nights

Ellijay is a city in Gilmer County, Georgia, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ellijay: Chatsworth (Chief Vann House Historic Site & Fort Mountain State Park) and Georgia National Cemetery (in Canton). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Reel 'Em In Guide Service, relax in the rural setting at Build an Ark Animal Rescue, look for gifts at Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cartecay River Brewing Company.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ellijay journey builder.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Ellijay takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in December, expect Ellijay to be slightly colder, temps between 54°F and 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helen.
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Helen — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helen: Crane Creek Vineyards (in Young Harris), Apple Mountain Alpacas (in Clarkesville) and Meeks Park (in Blairsville). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls, see the interesting displays at Miles Through Time Automotive Museum, indulge your taste buds at VIP Southern Tours, and stop by Village Peddler Women's Boutique and Cabin Decor.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helen online trip maker.

You can drive from Ellijay to Helen in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Ellijay in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helen: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Saint Simons Island.
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Saint Simons Island — 4 nights

St. Venture out of the city with trips to Jekyll Island (Jekyll Island Trail System, Horton House, &more) and St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church (in Darien). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church, take an in-depth tour of Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum, relax and rejuvenate at Misty's Element Massage, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saint Simons Island trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Helen to Saint Simons Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Helen in December since evenings lows in Saint Simons Island dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savannah.
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Savannah — 5 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Savannah is known for historic sites, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, don't miss a visit to Historic River Street, and stroll around Forsyth Park.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Savannah road trip planning website.

You can drive from Saint Simons Island to Savannah in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Savannah are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Macon.
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Macon — 4 nights

Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Milledgeville (Memorial Hill Cemetery, Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion, &more), Ellis Brothers Pecans Inc (in Vienna) and Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum (in Andersonville). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Aviation, make a trip to Fort Hawkins, and admire the striking features of Hay House.

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You can drive from Savannah to Macon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Savannah in December, Macon is slightly colder at night with lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Columbus.
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Columbus — 3 nights

Columbus is a city in the U.S. state of Georgia and the county seat of Muscogee County, with which it is consolidated. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbus: LaGrange (Hills & Dales Estate & Biblical History Center), Little White House (in Warm Springs) and Callaway Resort & Gardens (in Pine Mountain). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, hike along Columbus Fall Line Trace, soothe aching muscles at Novo Fitness Studio, and see the interesting displays at The Lunch Box Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Columbus trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Macon to Columbus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive 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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