8 days in Georgia Itinerary

8 days in Georgia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Georgia trip itinerary planner

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Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Atlanta
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jekyll Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Aldie

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Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
ATL-Cruzers Electric Car & Segway Tours has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from Atlanta with a short trip to Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Atlanta, steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Atlanta day trip app.

Aldie to Atlanta is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Jekyll Island

— 2 nights
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Driftwood Beach, contemplate the long history of Faith Chapel, stop by Jekyll Island Historic District, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally stroll through Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church, then examine the collection at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Cassina Garden Club tabby cabins.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jekyll Island online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Jekyll Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, make a trip to Historic River Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then stroll around Forsyth Park, and finally wander the streets of Savannah Historic District.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Savannah day trip website.

You can drive from Jekyll Island to Savannah in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Savannah, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

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.