31 days in Georgia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Georgia attractions planner
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Columbus
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
— 4 nights
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Fort Oglethorpe
— 1 night
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Helen
— 4 nights
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Jekyll Island
— 3 nights
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Saint Simons Island
— 4 nights
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Tybee Island
— 3 nights
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Savannah
— 5 nights
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Macon
— 4 nights
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Columbus — 2 nights

Columbus is a city in the U.S. state of Georgia and the county seat of Muscogee County, with which it is consolidated. Venture out of the city with trips to LaGrange (Biblical History Center & Hills & Dales Estate), Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm (in Plains) and Providence Canyon State Park (in Lumpkin). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, take an in-depth tour of The Gertrude MA Rainey House & Blues Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Columbus Fall Line Trace.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Columbus day trip planning site.

El Paso to Columbus is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from El Paso to Columbus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Atlanta.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Atlanta side-trips: Southern Belle Farm (in McDonough), Booth Western Art Museum (in Cartersville) and Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center (in Locust Grove). On the 5th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, stroll around Piedmont Park, admire the masterpieces at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and admire the majestic nature at Chastain Park.

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Getting from Columbus to Atlanta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort Oglethorpe.
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Fort Oglethorpe — 1 night

Fort Oglethorpe is a city predominantly in Catoosa County with some portions in Walker County in the U.S. state of Georgia. On the 8th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Rock City, witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield, and then take in the history at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

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Getting from Atlanta to Fort Oglethorpe by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Fort Oglethorpe can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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.
Explore Helen's surroundings by going to North Georgia Canopy Tours (in Lula), Wilshire Trails Park (in Gainesville) and Zipline (in Blue Ridge). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls, admire the majestic nature at Unicoi State Park, see the interesting displays at Expedition:BIGFOOT!, and get in on the family fun at Georgia Mountain Coaster.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helen trip planner.

Getting from Fort Oglethorpe to Helen by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Fort Oglethorpe in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Helen, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Jekyll Island.
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Jekyll Island — 3 nights

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Jekyll Island is known for wildlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the long history of Horton House, head outdoors with Georgia Adventure Sports, and make a trip to Faith Chapel.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jekyll Island travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helen to Jekyll Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Helen in May since evenings lows in Jekyll Island dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint Simons Island.
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Saint Simons Island — 4 nights

St. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Marys (Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum, St. Marys Howard Gilman Memorial Waterfront Park, &more) and Griffis Fish Camp (in Fargo). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church, look for gifts at A Pane in the Glass, step off the mainland to explore St. Simons Island, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saint Simons Island holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Jekyll Island to Saint Simons Island takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Saint Simons Island can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tybee Island.
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Tybee Island — 3 nights

Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. Tybee Island is known for historic sites, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Savannah River Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Light Station And Museum, and look for gifts at Inferno.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tybee Island travel app.

Getting from Saint Simons Island to Tybee Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Tybee Island can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive 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: steep yourself in history at Savannah Historic District, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, get engrossed in the history at Pin Point Heritage Museum, and gain insight at SCADstory.

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Savannah is just a short distance from Tybee Island. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Macon.
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Macon — 4 nights

Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Macon: Go Fish Education Center (in Perry), Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum (in Andersonville) and Watermelon Capital Speedway (in Cordele). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, explore the striking landscape of Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, admire the natural beauty at Whimsical Botanical Gardens, and learn about all things military at Museum of Aviation.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Macon online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Savannah to Macon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Savannah in May, Macon is slightly colder at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly 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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