5 days in Savannah & Charleston Itinerary

5 days in Savannah & Charleston Itinerary

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5 days in Savannah & Charleston Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h
1
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Charleston
— 2 nights
End: Chicago

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and then admire the striking features of Historic Savannah Theatre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, stroll through Forsyth Park, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, and finally wander the streets of Savannah Historic District.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Savannah trip planner .

Chicago to Savannah is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In January, Savannah is warmer than Chicago - with highs of 61°F and lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Ghost & Vampire Tours

2
nights
Charleston

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 29th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Principle Gallery Charleston, then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and then take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Charleston trip planning tool .

You can drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in January, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Tours
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Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Walking tours
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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