6 days in Saint Simons Island & Jekyll Island Itinerary

6 days in Saint Simons Island & Jekyll Island Itinerary

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6 days in Saint Simons Island & Jekyll Island Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  3​h
1
Saint Simons Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Jekyll Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Atlanta

3
nights
Saint Simons Island

Saint Simons Island ©
St. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Simons Island side-trips: Amelia Island (Fernandina Beach & Amelia Island Historic District) and Fernandina Beach (Fort Clinch State Park & Marlin & Barrel Distillery). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church, take in the waterfront at Fishing Pier, step off the mainland to explore St. Simons Island, and see the interesting displays at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saint Simons Island day trip app .

Atlanta to Saint Simons Island is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in October, Saint Simons Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Amelia Island, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
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Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum ©
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum

2
nights
Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, take a stroll through Jekyll Island Historic District, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Driftwood Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Brewery Ruins Horton-duBignon House duBignon Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Horton House Ruins, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally make a trip to Faith Chapel.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Jekyll Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Saint Simons Island to Jekyll Island in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
Jekyll Island Historic District ©
Jekyll Island Historic District

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