7 days in Georgia Coast Itinerary

7 days in Georgia Coast Itinerary

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7 days in Georgia Coast Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly:  7​h
1
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Tybee Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Saint Simons Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Madison

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Mickve Israel Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, listen to music at Historic Savannah Theatre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then stroll around Forsyth Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Savannah Historic District.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah road trip tool .

Madison to Savannah is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, Savannah is somewhat warmer than Madison - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Nightlife
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery

2
nights
Tybee Island

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 9th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Tybee Island Beach, then don't miss a visit to Gallery By The Sea, then stop by Inferno, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Savannah River Beach. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then browse the exhibits of Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tybee Island road trip planning website .

Tybee Island is just a stone's throw from Savannah. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Tybee Island Beach ©
Tybee Island Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

2
nights
Saint Simons Island

Saint Simons Island ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for gifts at Golden Isles Olive Oil & Wine Bar, then kick back and relax at Driftwood Beach, then steep yourself in history at Cassina Garden Club tabby cabins, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum, then take a peaceful walk through Cannon's Point Preserve, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wesley United Methodist Church.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saint Simons Island sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Tybee Island to Saint Simons Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saint Simons Island are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Driftwood Beach
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Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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