Charleston 2 nights
Savannah 2 nights
Day 1 Atlanta/Charleston: Collect your hire car and set off on your journey east to the coast and the charming city of Charleston. With its historic downtown, second-to-none restaurant scene, beautiful oceanfront resorts and enduring cultural roots, Charleston is a haven for history buffs and beachgoers alike. You'll stay at the inviting Francis Marion Hotel, which combines 1920's style and grace with 21st century comfort and convenience in the heart of the city on Marion Square.
Day 2 Charleston: At leisure to explore this well-preserved Southern belle. Take a walk back in time through the Historic District or perhaps opt for a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. You'll see magnificent historic homes, churches, shops, boutiques, art galleries and, at the heart of the district, is the Charleston City Market. Other attractions include Waterfront Park, the South Carolina Aquarium, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Fort Sumter National Monument and Middleton Place Plantation.
Day 3 Charleston/Savannah: Time for some final sightseeing before you drive south across the border to Georgia and the lovely coastal city of Savannah. Your hotel for the next two nights is the Kimpton Brice, which is right in the Historic District, just a cobblestone's throw away from the famed River Street and within walking distance to City Market.
Day 4 Savannah: At leisure. We recommend you start your explorations in the Historic District, with its cobbled streets, manicured gardens and oak-shaded parks. Here, more than 20 city squares are filled with museums, churches, mansions, monuments and famous forts of the Revolutionary and Civil War eras. Also not to be missed is River Street, a glittering multi-faceted gem along the broad Savannah River, with century-old buildings that are filled with distinctive boutiques, spectacular galleries, fabulous restaurants and quaint brew pubs. Another hub of activity is City Market, particularly after dark, with its casual and upscale restaurants, speciality shops and lively nightlife scene.
Day 5 Savannah/Atlanta: All too soon, it's time tor return to Atlanta where your tour concludes. Alternatively, extend your stay into Florida or further explore the deep South.