9 days in Charlotte, Atlanta & Savannah Itinerary

9 days in Charlotte, Atlanta & Savannah Itinerary

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9 days in Charlotte, Atlanta & Savannah Itinerary

Start: Sterling
Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Sterling

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): engage your brain at Discovery Place Science, then see the interesting displays at Levine Museum of the New South, and then see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Charlotte trip app .

Sterling to Charlotte is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In December, Charlotte is a bit warmer than Sterling - with highs of 58°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muddy River Distillery, Carl J. McEwen Historic Village
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NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Discovery Place Science ©
Discovery Place Science
Levine Museum of the New South ©
Levine Museum of the New South

3
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Attractions like Georgia Aquarium and Stone Mountain Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get some cultural insight at World of Coca-Cola and Center for Civil and Human Rights. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, admire all the interesting features of Centennial Olympic Park, and listen to music at Fox Theatre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Atlanta road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Stone Mountain Park
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Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Center for Civil and Human Rights

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Savannah Historic District and Pin Point Heritage Museum. Kids will enjoy Coligny Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Savannah: Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Hilton Head). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, stroll through Forsyth Park, and admire the striking features of Mickve Israel Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Atlanta to Savannah in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. While traveling from Atlanta, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Savannah, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hilton Head, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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