8 days in Charleston, Hilton Head & Savannah Itinerary

8 days in Charleston, Hilton Head & Savannah Itinerary

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Charleston
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Hilton Head
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 3 nights
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Charleston — 3 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Charleston route planner.

Phoenix to Charleston is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Charleston is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in April; daily highs in Charleston reach 74°F and lows reach 57°F. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hilton Head.
Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Hilton Head — 1 night

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Pines Forest Preserve.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head tour planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in April, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savannah.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
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Savannah — 3 nights

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Historic River Street, walk around Forsyth Park, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Savannah travel route builder tool.

Getting from Hilton Head to Savannah by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. April in Savannah sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Shopping