9 days in Georgia & South Carolina Itinerary

9 days in Georgia & South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Savannah
— 1 night
Drive
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Hilton Head
— 1 night
Drive
3
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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Savannah

— 1 night

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Savannah Historic District, then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally stroll around Forsyth Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange of Savannah, then don't miss a visit to Historic River Street, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally stroll through Tybee Island Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Savannah holiday planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Savannah is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in August since evenings lows in Savannah dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Savannah

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
On the 25th (Wed), trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then indulge your senses at Carolina Tasting Room, and finally look for gifts at Chocolates by the Sea.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savannah to Hilton Head in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Parks

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Isle of Palms County Park and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens, and then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Charleston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Charleston, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Pee Dee Bicycle, wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, then examine the collection at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Bijuju, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally enjoy some diversion at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach holiday maker app.

Drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at College Football Hall of Fame, see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with National Center for Civil and Human Rights, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, and then stroll around Centennial Olympic Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Atlanta online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Myrtle Beach to Atlanta in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Atlanta sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
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
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
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.