10 days in Wilmington & Saint Simons Island Itinerary

10 days in Wilmington & Saint Simons Island Itinerary

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Wilmington
— 4 nights
Fly
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Saint Simons Island
— 5 nights
Bus to Savannah, Fly to Washington DC

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Wilmington — 4 nights

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilmington: Walton's Distillery (in Jacksonville) and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (in Raleigh). There's much more to do: take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Downtown Wilmington.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Wilmington road trip tool.

Washington DC to Wilmington is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect Wilmington to be a bit warmer, temps between 57°F and 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Saint Simons Island.
Neighborhoods · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Saint Simons Island — 5 nights

St. Venture out of the city with trips to Jekyll Island (Driftwood Beach, Horton House, &more) and Fernandina Beach (The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island & Fort Clinch State Park). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church, head off the coast to St. Simons Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fishing Pier, and pause for some photo ops at Fort Frederica National Monument.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saint Simons Island trip planner.

Fly from Wilmington to Saint Simons Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Saint Simons Island when traveling from Wilmington in January, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches
Side Trips