20 days in Georgia Itinerary

20 days in Georgia Itinerary

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20 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  17​h
1
Atlanta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Helen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Columbus
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Jekyll Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Savannah
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
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: Macon (St. Joseph's Catholic Church & Fort Hawkins) and Museum of Aviation (in Warner Robins). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park, admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Atlanta sightseeing planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Atlanta is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in December: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Macon, Museum of Aviation
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
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Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Food Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Brasstown Bald, get a taste of the local shopping with Skylake Galleries, then admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls, then stop by Old Sautee Store, and finally get your game on at Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Charlemagne's Kingdom, then learn about winemaking at Crane Creek Vineyards, then stroll around Meeks Park, and finally relax in the rural setting at Mercier Orchards.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helen day trip planning site .

Getting from Atlanta to Helen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Helen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Helen

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Sautee Nacoochee, Blairsville, Crane Creek Vineyards, Mercier Orchards
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf ©
Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls
Brasstown Bald ©
Brasstown Bald

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Rome is the largest city in and the county seat of Floyd County, Georgia, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Cartersville (Booth Western Art Museum & Pine Mountain Recreation Area), Dalton Distillery (in Dalton) and Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery (in Talking Rock). And it doesn't end there: ride a horse along Berry College Campus, examine the collection at Rome Area History Museum, relax in the rural setting at Mountain Valley Farm, and do a tasting at Engelheim Vineyard.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome travel tool .

You can drive from Helen to Rome in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Helen in December, things will get little chillier in Rome: highs are around 16°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ellijay, Cartersville, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, Dalton Distillery
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Build an Ark Animal Rescue ©
Build an Ark Animal Rescue
Booth Western Art Museum
Booth Western Art Museum

3
nights
Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Richland Rum - Richland (in Richland), Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum (in Andersonville) and Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm (in Plains). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, steep yourself in history at Hills & Dales Estate, go for a walk through Columbus Botanical Garden, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Columbus trip simple and quick.

Drive from Rome to Columbus in 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rome in December: high temperatures in Columbus hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Columbus

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

LaGrange, Fort Tyler, Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm, Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum, Richland Rum - Richland
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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3
nights
Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island ©
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jekyll Island: Christ Church (in Saint Simons Island) and St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church (in Darien). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jekyll Island Trail System, look for all kinds of wild species at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and have some family-friendly fun at Pinball Palace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jekyll Island online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Columbus to Jekyll Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Columbus in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Jekyll Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Simons Island, Brunswick, St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Jekyll Island Trail System ©
Jekyll Island Trail System
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Savannah is known for historic sites, nightlife, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, appreciate the history behind Fort Pulaski National Monument, and stroll around Forsyth Park.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Savannah driving holiday planner.

Drive from Jekyll Island to Savannah in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Fort Pulaski National Monument, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Ghost & Vampire Tours

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