11 days in Georgia & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

11 days in Georgia & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

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11 days in Georgia & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Saint Simons Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Atlanta is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, historic sites, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Jackson Street Bridge, stop by Krog Street Market, and examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta tour planner.

Washington DC to Atlanta is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Atlanta, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Abernathy Greenway Park
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Food Tours

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Savannah is known for historic sites, parks, nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Savannah Historic District, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, make a trip to River Street Savannah, and brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Savannah planner .

You can fly from Atlanta to Savannah in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Savannah are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Fort Pulaski National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Ghost & Vampire Tours
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

2
nights
Saint Simons Island

Saint Simons Island ©
St. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Fort Frederica National Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Driftwood Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Wesley Memorial & Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then examine the collection at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, and finally get your game on at Pinball Palace.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saint Simons Island day trip planner .

Getting from Savannah to Saint Simons Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Saint Simons Island sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Jekyll Island, Pinball Palace
Highlights from your plan
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Georgia Sea Turtle Center ©
Georgia Sea Turtle Center

2
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Explore Shenandoah National Park's surroundings by going to Luray (Stony Man Mountain Hike & Luray Caverns), Charlottesville (Monticello & C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery) and Buzzard Rock North (in Front Royal). It doesn't end there: stroll through Old Rag Mountain Hike and trek along Appalachian Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shenandoah National Park road trip website .

You can fly from Saint Simons Island to Shenandoah National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Saint Simons Island in May, expect Shenandoah National Park to be little chillier, temps between 76°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Luray, Charlottesville, Buzzard Rock North
Highlights from your plan
Appalachian Trail ©
Appalachian Trail
Monticello ©
Monticello
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike

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