12 days in Georgia, South Carolina & Greensboro Itinerary

12 days in Georgia, South Carolina & Greensboro Itinerary

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Atlanta — 1 night

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 5th (Mon), examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Booth Western Art Museum and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip builder app.

Sacramento to Atlanta is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Atlanta is 3 hours. Traveling from Sacramento in September, Atlanta is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Savannah.
Museums · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Savannah — 3 nights

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Step out of Savannah with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Hilton Head--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Savannah travel planner.

You can fly from Atlanta to Savannah in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Charleston.
Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Charleston — 3 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, get engrossed in the history at Nathaniel Russell House, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Sumter National Monument.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston travel route planner.

You can take a train from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Side Trip

Myrtle Beach — 2 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Hollywood Wax Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and then catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

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You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Greensboro.
Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games
Side Trip

Greensboro — 2 nights

Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the interesting displays at Petty Museum, and then see the interesting displays at International Civil Rights Center & Museum. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Pilot Mountain State Park and then steep yourself in history at Old Salem Museums & Gardens.

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Drive from Myrtle Beach to Greensboro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in September, Greensboro is little chillier at night with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trips

Georgia travel guide

Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Parks
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

South Carolina travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · 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.