8 days in Tybee Island & Savannah Itinerary

8 days in Tybee Island & Savannah Itinerary

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8 days in Tybee Island & Savannah Itinerary

Start: Cape Girardeau
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Tybee Island
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Savannah
— 5 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Cape Girardeau

1
night
Tybee Island

Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll through North Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Savannah River Beach. On your second day here, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, and then kick back and relax at Tybee Island Beach.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tybee Island travel route planner.

Cape Girardeau to Tybee Island is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cape Girardeau to Tybee Island due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tybee Island when traveling from Cape Girardeau in August, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tybee Island Beach ©
Tybee Island Beach
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

5
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Popular historic sites such as Old Sheldon Church Ruins and Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Webb Military Museum and Pin Point Heritage Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Savannah side-trips: Hilton Head (Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge & Speed Boats Tours). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, examine the collection at American Prohibition Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First African Baptist Church, and steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Savannah trip planning app .

You can drive from Tybee Island to Savannah in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Old Sheldon Church Ruins, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins

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