11 days in Georgia Itinerary

11 days in Georgia Itinerary

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11 days in Georgia Itinerary

New Orleans
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Helen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Blue Ridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Columbus
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
New Orleans

2
days
Atlanta

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
You've now added Stone Mountain Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get in on the family fun at SkyView Atlanta and then catch a live performance at The Fox Theatre. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Stone Mountain Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Atlanta travel itinerary planner.

New Orleans to Atlanta is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Atlanta: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Helen.

Things to do in Atlanta

Outdoors Wildlife Nature

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Stone Mountain Park
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Stone Mountain Park
The Fox Theatre
SkyView Atlanta

2
days
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.
On the 14th (Sat), do a tasting at Wolf Mountain Vineyards and then admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Tallulah Gorge State Park, stop by Nora Mill Granary, and then learn about winemaking at Habersham Winery.

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Drive from Atlanta to Helen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in October: high temperatures in Helen hover around 67°F and lows are around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Helen

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Tallulah Gorge State Park, Wolf Mountain Vineyards
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Anna Ruby Falls
Wolf Mountain Vineyards
Nora Mill Granary

2
days
Blue Ridge

A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): savor the flavors at Out of the Blue, experience rural life at Mercier Orchards, and then admire the sheer force of Amicalola Falls State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then do a tasting at Crane Creek Vineyards.

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Traveling by car from Helen to Blue Ridge takes 1.5 hours. In October in Blue Ridge, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Crane Creek Vineyards, Amicalola Falls State Park
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Mercier Orchards
Crane Creek Vineyards
Amicalola Falls State Park

2
days
Columbus

Columbus is a city in the U.S. On the 18th (Wed), take a stroll through Toomer's Corner and then admire all the interesting features of Jordan-Hare Stadium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at THE NATIONAL INFANTRY MUSEUM, then take an in-depth tour of National Civil War Naval Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Columbus Riverwalk.

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Traveling by car from Blue Ridge to Columbus takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Blue Ridge in October: high temperatures in Columbus hover around 78°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Auburn
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THE NATIONAL INFANTRY MUSEUM
Jordan-Hare Stadium
Columbus Riverwalk

3
days
Savannah

Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S.
When in Savannah, make a side trip to see Tybee Island Beach in Tybee Island, approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, admire the striking features of Historic Savannah Theatre, and don't miss a visit to River Street Savannah.

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You can drive from Columbus to Savannah in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. October in Savannah sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

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Tybee Island Beach
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Historic Savannah Theatre
Tybee Island Beach

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