13 days in Savannah & South Carolina Itinerary

13 days in Savannah & South Carolina Itinerary

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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Kiawah Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 4 nights
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Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Change things up with a short trip to Tybee Island Beach in Tybee Island (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, walk around Forsyth Park, don't miss a visit to Historic River Street, and stop by The Olfactory Company.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Savannah day trip planner.

Newark to Savannah is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Savannah when traveling from Newark in August, with lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): let the kids burn off some steam at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Coligny Beach, then indulge your taste buds at Carolina Tasting Room, and then stroll around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Hilton Head takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kiawah Island.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Kiawah Island

— 2 nights
Kiawah is a sea island, or barrier island, on the Atlantic coast of the United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tee off at Osprey Point Golf Course, then look for gifts at Kiawah Fine Jewelry, then buy something for everyone on your list at Freshfields Village, and finally head off the coast to Kiawah Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): tee off at The Ocean Course, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kiawah Beachwalker Park, and then tee off at Turtle Point Golf Course.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kiawah Island trip app.

You can travel from Hilton Head to Kiawah Island in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Kiawah Island

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Shopping

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, then shop like a local with One Of A Kind, and then admire the natural beauty at Washington Square. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then make a trip to Ann Caldwell & the Magnolia Singers, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Charleston trip planner.

You can drive from Kiawah Island to Charleston in an hour. August in Charleston sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Myrtle Beach

— 4 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. When in Myrtle Beach, make a side trip to see Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, approximately Murrells Inlet away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, play a few rounds at Mt. Atlanticus, and examine the collection at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

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Gardens · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Beaches
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.