Savannah, Charleston, and the Southeast Tours
14 Days, 13 Nights
Usually from a Saturday through two Fridays
Take a tour of Savannah, Gharleston, and the Southeast with us! Savannah is a quaint old colonial city. Established in 1733, originally by freed convicts, it was the first planned city in the US. It has several historic homes and houses of worship. It is the site where Juliette Gordon Low found the Girl Scouts, where songwriter Johnny Mercer was born, and of the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. In 2010, Savannah had a population of 136,286.
Charleston was found in 1670. It was the gem of the South during the colonial period, being the largest and wealthiest city of the Deep South. It still has many grand old mansions and plantation homes as well as houses of worship. It is nicknamed The Holy City because of its large number of church steeples. In 2010, Charleston had a population of 120,083.
Each city has a humid subtropical climate. Each city is very green, borders on water, and has many historic homes, buildings, and sites. They are lovely to see at the holidays in December and pretty during the spring and summer.
The Savannah and Charleston tours cover over 2,000 miles/3,219 kilometers. We have several tours and admissions to pay third party vendors whom we will need to contact to find out the latest prices. Thus, the pricing will need to be calculated. Allow one week for any quotes. Unless stated, all meals are separate.
This is based on driving to the cities.
- Depart from Houston at approximately 8:00 AM on day 1.
- Drive approximately 274 miles/441 kilometers to Baton Rouge, Louisiana on day 1.
- Lunch and briefly tour Baton Rouge, Louisiana between 12:00 to 3:00 PM on day 1. - Baton Rouge is the state capital.
- Drive approximately 200 miles/322 kilometers to Mobile, Alabama on day 1.
- Arrive by 6:30 PM and spend the night in Mobile, Alabama on day 1.
- Depart Mobile, Alabama at 9:00 AM.
- Drive approximately 167 miles/269 kilometers to Montgomery, Alabama on day 2.
- Lunch and briefly tour Montgomery, Alabama between 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM on day 2. - Montgomery is the state capital.
- Drive approximately 351 miles/565 kilometers to Savannah, Georgia on day 2.
- Arrive in Savannah, Georgia by 8:30 PM and check into the hotel/bed and breakfast on day 2.
- Free night on day 2.
- Tour the Savannah History Museum in the morning on day 3.
- Walking and driving tour of Savannah in the morning on day 3.
- Lunch by the Savannah River along the cobblestone Factor’s Walk at one of the restaurants on day 3.
- Tour the home of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts, in the afternoon on day 3.
- Tour Telfair Museum of Art in the afternoon on day 3.
- Shopping in Savannah on day 3.
- Ghosts and Gravestone Tour in the night on day 3.
- Drive to and tour Wormsloe Plantation from 1828 in the morning on day 4.
- Drive to Jekyll Island on day 4.
- Lunch at either the Cafe Solterra or The Grand Dining Room at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel on day 4.
- Tour Jekyll Island with its old mansions from 1886 to 1942 in the afternoon on day 4.
- Free evening on day 4.
- Tour the Owens-Thomas House built between 1816 and 1819 on the morning of day 5.
- Lunch at Cafe Zeum in the Jepson Center for Art on day 5 at 11:00 AM on day 5.
- Drive approximately 107 miles/172 kilometers from Savannah to Charleston, South Carolina on the afternoon from 12:00 to 2:15 PM of day 5.
- Tour the Charleston Visitor Center and watch “Forever Charleston” in the afternoon of day 5.
- Check into the hotel/bed and breakfast in Charleston on day 5.
- Dinner at Hyman’s Restaurant on day 5.
- Tour the Charleston Museum in the morning on day 6.
- Tour the Joseph Manigault House from 1803 in the morning on day 6.
- Tour the Heyward-Washington House from 1772 in the afternoon on day 6.
- Tour Fort Sumter, the site of the beginning of the Civil War in the afternoon on day 6.
- Evening free on day 6.
- Tour 2 or 3 plantations in Charleston: rayton Hall from 1738, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens from 1676, and or Middleton Place from 1755 on day 7.
- Lunch at Middleton Plantation on day 7.
- Free evening on day 7.
- Tour the Nathaniel Russell House from 1808 in the morning of day 8.
- Tour the Edmondston-Alston House from 1825 in the early afternoon of day 8.
- Free afternoon and evening on day 8.
- Depart Charleston, South Carolina at 9:00 AM on day 9.
- Drive approximately 319 miles/513 kilometers to Atlanta, Georgia on day 9.
- Lunch and briefly tour Atlanta between 2:00 and 5:00 PM in Atlanta, GA on day 9. - Atlanta is the state capital.
- Drive approximately 146 miles/235 kilometers to Birmingham, Alabama on day 9.
- Arrive by 7:30 PM and spend the night in Birmingham, Alabama on day 9.
- Depart Birmingham, Alabama at 9:00 AM on day 10.
- Drive approximately 238 miles/383 kilometers to Jackson, Mississippi on day 10.
- Lunch and briefly tour Jackson, MS between 12:30 and 2:30 PM on day 10. - Jackson is the state capital.
- Drive 187 miles/301 kilometers to New Orleans, Louisiana on day 10.
- Arrive by 5:15 PM and spend the night in New Orleans, Louisiana on day 10.
- Spend the morning in the French Quarter on day 11.
- Depart New Orleans at 12:00 PM on day 11.
- Drive approximately 349 miles/562 kilometers to Houston on day 11.
- Arrive in Houston between 5:00 and 7:00 PM in the evening of day 11.
- 1 night in Mobile, Alabama.
- 3 nights in Savannah, Georgia.
- 4 nights in Charleston, South Carolina.
- 1 night in Birmingham, Alabama,
- 1 night in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Breakfast is included in Mobile, Birmingham, and New Orleans.
Dinner is included in New Orleans.
Notes for 10- and 9-Day Tours
- This tour can be shortened by one day to 10 days if one deletes the day 4 activities as they are outside of Savannah. - This will save approximately $80 per person.
- This tour can be shortened by two days to 9 days if one deletes the day 4 activities as they are outside of Savannah and the day 8 activities in Charleston as one has already toured historic houses. - This will save approximately $250.
Inquire for prices when making reservations.