60 days in Georgia & South Carolina Itinerary

60 days in Georgia & South Carolina Itinerary

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Atlanta
— 5 nights
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Blue Ridge
— 5 nights
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Helen
— 5 nights
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Greenville
— 4 nights
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Columbia
— 5 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 5 nights
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Charleston
— 7 nights
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Hilton Head
— 6 nights
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Tybee Island
— 3 nights
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Savannah
— 6 nights
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Saint Simons Island
— 4 nights
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Jekyll Island
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Atlanta

— 5 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Explore Atlanta's surroundings by going to Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain), Booth Western Art Museum (in Cartersville) and Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (in Fort Oglethorpe). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, sample the tasty concoctions at Wild Heaven Beer, steep yourself in history at Hills & Dales Estate, and cool off at Boundary Waters Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Atlanta vacation builder site.

Fort Myers to Atlanta is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. In July, daytime highs in Atlanta are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Blue Ridge

— 5 nights

Historic High Country

A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
Get out of town with these interesting Blue Ridge side-trips: Crane Creek Vineyards (in Young Harris), Build an Ark Animal Rescue (in Ellijay) and Meeks Park (in Blairsville). Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, trot along with a tour on horseback, immerse yourself in nature at Amicalola Falls State Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Toccoa River.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Blue Ridge visit planner.

Drive from Atlanta to Blue Ridge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Atlanta in July, things will get a bit cooler in Blue Ridge: highs are around 84°F and lows about 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helen.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Helen

— 5 nights

Georgia's Alpine Village

A taste of Bavaria right in the heart of Georgia's "Historic High Country," Helen houses just 400 residents but hosts over 200 shops that sell everything from handmade sweaters to Christmas ornaments.
Get out of town with these interesting Helen side-trips: Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours (in Long Creek), Blairsville (Vogel State Park, Brasstown Bald, &more) and Minnehaha Falls (in Lakemont). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Consolidated Gold Mine, contemplate the waterfront views at Chattooga River, and indulge your senses at VIP Southern Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helen visit planner.

Traveling by car from Blue Ridge to Helen takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Helen are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Helen

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Greenville

— 4 nights

Textile Center of the World

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Greenville: Ninety Six National Historic Site (in Ninety Six), Sugar Tit Moonshine Distillery (in Reidville) and Hartwell Dam (in Hartwell). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, explore the activities along Lake Jocassee, snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, and head outdoors with Mice on Main.

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Traveling by car from Helen to Greenville takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Greenville when traveling from Helen in August, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Columbia

— 5 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbia: Aiken (Hopelands Gardens & Hitchcock Woods), Williamson Park (in Darlington) and Mcleod Farms Roadside Market and Pumpkin Patch (in McBee). There's lots more to do: walk around Saluda Shoals Park, contemplate the long history of Old Courthouse, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Lion Landing, and learn the secrets of beer at Columbia Brew Bus.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbia online holiday builder.

Drive from Greenville to Columbia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 5 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Myrtle Beach: Brookgreen Gardens (in Murrells Inlet) and Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, and take in the waterfront at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Columbia to Myrtle Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Charleston

— 7 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 nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, surround yourself with nature on Charleston Fossil Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and admire the majestic nature at Isle of Palms County Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Charleston sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 6 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Step out of Hilton Head to go to Beaufort and see Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Cross, sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery, and let the kids burn off some steam at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hilton Head day trip planning app.

You can drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Tybee Island

— 3 nights
Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. Tybee Island is known for historic sites, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Cockspur lighthouse, kick back and relax at Back River Beach, and explore the galleries of Tybee Island Light Station And Museum.

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Getting from Hilton Head to Tybee Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tybee Island are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Savannah

— 6 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savannah: Splash in The Boro (in Statesboro), Beaufort (Kayaking & Canoeing, Pat Conroy Literary Center, &more) and Hunter Cattle Company (in Brooklet). Next up on the itinerary: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, stroll around Forsyth Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Savannah Historic District.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Savannah online journey builder.

Savannah is just a stone's throw from Tybee Island. In September in Savannah, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint Simons Island

— 4 nights
St. Venture out of the city with trips to Darien (St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church & Fort King George State Historic Site) and Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum (in St. Marys). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in nature's colorful creations at Epworth By the Sea, enjoy the sand and surf at East Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Saint Simons Island road trip planner.

Drive from Savannah to Saint Simons Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Jekyll Island

— 4 nights
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Jekyll Island is known for beaches, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get outside with Georgia Adventure Sports, make a splash at Summer Waves Water Park, and stroll through Driftwood Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Jekyll Island route builder website.

Drive from Saint Simons Island to Jekyll Island in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Jekyll Island are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Georgia travel guide

4.4
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

4.3
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.