10 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

10 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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Saint Simons Island
— 2 nights
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Tybee Island
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beaufort
— 1 day
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Kiawah Island
— 2 nights
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
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Saint Simons Island

— 2 nights
St. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then steep yourself in history at Horton House. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, pause for some photo ops at Fort Frederica National Monument, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church, and finally head off the coast to St. Simons Island.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint Simons Island vacation planner.

Chicago to Saint Simons Island is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chicago to Saint Simons Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Saint Simons Island is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Tybee Island

— 1 night
Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. On the 9th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Fort Pulaski National Monument, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for gifts at Inferno, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tybee Island Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tybee Island trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Simons Island to Tybee Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · Tours

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the striking features of Mickve Israel Temple, walk around Forsyth Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally wander the streets of Savannah Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Historic River Street, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip itinerary builder tool.

Savannah is very close to Tybee Island. May in Savannah sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Beaufort

— 1 day
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. On the 12th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Beaufort National Cemetery, stop by Monkey's Uncle, then stroll around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, and finally go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Beaufort holiday planner.

You can drive from Savannah to Beaufort in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Beaufort, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kiawah Island.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Kiawah Island

— 2 nights
Kiawah is a sea island, or barrier island, on the Atlantic coast of the United States. On the 13th (Thu), tee off at The Ocean Course and then explore the striking landscape at Angel Oak Tree.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kiawah Island trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Beaufort to Kiawah Island by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kiawah Island are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Kiawah Island

Golf · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Wilmington

— 2 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 14th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Riverwalk, wander the streets of Historic District, and then stop by Cape Fear Spice Merchants. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Bellamy Mansion, then take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of the Bizarre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Wilmington trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kiawah Island to Wilmington takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Wilmington sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip