10 days in Savannah, Charleston & Chicago Itinerary

10 days in Savannah, Charleston & Chicago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Savannah
— 3 nights
2
Charleston
— 3 nights
3
Chicago
— 3 nights

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Pulaski National Monument and First African Baptist Church. Take a break from the city and head to Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savannah: Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge (in Hilton Head) and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, get engrossed in the history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, get a taste of the local shopping with Liquid Sands Glass Gallery, and see the interesting displays at American Prohibition Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savannah road trip website.

Aberdeen, UK to Savannah is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Aberdeen to Savannah, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Aberdeen in September: high temperatures in Savannah hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
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Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Angel Oak Tree and McLeod Plantation Historic Site. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Michael's Church and The Charleston Museum. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Morris Island Lighthouse, contemplate the long history of Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, make a trip to Pineapple Fountain, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip planner.

Drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Moultrie, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Angel Oak Tree
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Angel Oak Tree ©
Angel Oak Tree
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, thenstroll through Millennium Park, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Name Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Baha'i House of Worship, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Charleston in September; daily highs in Chicago reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Baha'i House of Worship
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Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk

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