19 days in Georgia Itinerary

19 days in Georgia Itinerary

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19 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Jekyll Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Atlanta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Macon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Columbus
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Helen
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Subway + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Milan

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Savannah Historic District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, then stroll around Forsyth Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savannah vacation planner .

Milan, Italy to Savannah is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Milan to Savannah. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Milan in March, with highs in Savannah at 24°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Ghost & Vampire Tours
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

3
nights
Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island ©
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Go for a jaunt from Jekyll Island to Saint Simons Island to see Fort Frederica National Monument about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Jekyll Island Trail System, wander the streets of Jekyll Island Historic District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Faith Chapel, and contemplate the long history of Horton House Ruins.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jekyll Island road trip planning website .

Getting from Savannah to Jekyll Island by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Jekyll Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Frederica National Monument
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Jekyll Island Trail System ©
Jekyll Island Trail System
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach

4
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Atlanta is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, historic sites, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Center for Civil and Human Rights, and immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Atlanta trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Jekyll Island to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Atlanta when traveling from Jekyll Island in April, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Macon.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Food Tours

3
nights
Macon

Macon ©
Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. Go for a jaunt from Macon to Jackson to see High Falls State Park about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Aviation, don't miss a visit to Grand Opera House, stroll the grounds of Rose Hill Cemetery, and walk around Amerson River Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Macon trip builder .

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Macon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Macon, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Macon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

High Falls State Park, Lane Southern Orchards, GeorgiaBob's Cane River Vineyard, Museum of Aviation
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Hay House ©
Hay House
Museum of Aviation
Museum of Aviation
St. Joseph's Catholic Church ©
St. Joseph's Catholic Church

2
nights
Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, see the interesting displays at Lunch Box Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at National Civil War Naval Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Columbus Riverwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum, steep yourself in history at Little White House, and then take in the pleasant sights at Columbus Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Columbus trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Macon to Columbus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. April in Columbus sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Helen.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Little White House, Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum, Wild Animal Safari
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4
nights
Helen

Helen ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helen side-trips: Vogel State Park (in Blairsville), Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Mercier Orchards (in Blue Ridge). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls, try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, examine the collection at Charlemagne's Kingdom, and stop by Wildewood.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Helen trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Columbus to Helen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Columbus in April, things will get slightly colder in Helen: highs are around 22°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mercier Orchards, Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino, Cades Cove, Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, Vogel State Park
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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls

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