10 days in Jekyll Island & Savannah Itinerary

10 days in Jekyll Island & Savannah Itinerary

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10 days in Jekyll Island & Savannah Itinerary

Start: Savannah
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Jekyll Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Savannah
— 7 nights
End: Savannah

2
nights
Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Driftwood Beach. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): wander the streets of Jekyll Island Historic District, pause for some photo ops at Fort Frederica National Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at Wesley United Methodist Church At Frederica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Episcopal, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Driftwood Beach. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Center, then see the interesting displays at St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jekyll Island visit planning site .

Savannah to Jekyll Island is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Jekyll Island can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Saint Simons Island
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Georgia Sea Turtle Center ©
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum ©
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum

7
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Savannah Bee Company, River Street Sweets, Hunting Island Lighthouse, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at Savannah Historic District and Mickve Israel Temple. Old Fort Jackson and Mercer Williams House Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Savannah side-trips: Tybee Island Beach (in Tybee Island), Hilton Head (Coligny Beach, Sea Pines Forest Preserve, & more) and Old Sheldon Church Ruins (in Yemassee). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Wormsloe Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Green-Meldrim House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and look for gifts at Savannah's Candy Kitchen.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Savannah vacation planning tool .

In July, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Beaufort, Old Sheldon Church Ruins, Tybee Island Beach, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
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Hunting Island Lighthouse ©
Hunting Island Lighthouse
ZipLine Hilton Head ©
ZipLine Hilton Head
Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins

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