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Charleston to Orlando drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Charleston to Orlando road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Charleston to Orlando. If you're planning a road trip to Orlando, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Charleston
drive for about 60 minutes

11:00 am  Edisto Island
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:00 pm
drive for about 2 hours

1:47 pm  Savannah
stay for about 2.5 hours
and leave at 4:17 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:29 pm  Brunswick
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Brunswick
drive for about 1 hour

11:06 am  Amelia Island
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:06 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:38 pm  St Augustine Beach (Florida)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:38 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:46 pm  Daytona Beach
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:46 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

5:42 pm  arrive in Orlando
eat at Cafe Tu Tu Tango
stay at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Edisto Island  (3 answers)

Savannah  (108 answers)
    Forsyth Park  (9 mentions)
    Bonaventure Cemetery  (5 mentions)
    Savannah's Historic District  (3 mentions)
    The Pirates House Savannah GA  (3 mentions)
    River Street  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Savannah:
        Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
        Crystal Beer Parlor
        The Olde Pink House
        Gryphon Tea Room
        Clary's Cafe
    questions about Savannah:
        What is your favorite under rated attraction in Savannah?
        Leisurely trip to Savannah
        What are fun things to do in Savannah on a budget?
        Little Ones in Savannah
        Restaurant and live music suggestions?

Brunswick  (6 answers)
    questions about Brunswick:
        What's the best neighborhood in Brunswick for a first time visitor?

Amelia Island  (6 mentions)

St Augustine Beach (Florida)
    Castillo De San Marcos National Monument  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around St Augustine Beach (Florida):
        The Hyppo

Daytona Beach  (20 answers)
    Undercover Tourist  (2 mentions)
    Museum of Arts & Sciences  (2 mentions)
    Daytona International Speedway  (2 mentions)


Where's the best place to stay in Orlando?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Orlando.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Want to research more popular hotels in Orlando? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Orlando?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Cafe Tu Tu Tango, which was mentioned 5 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Emeril's Orlando  (4 mentions)
SeaWorld  (4 mentions)
Hard Rock Cafe  (4 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Orlando? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Orlando?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Universal CityWalk  (8 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Orlando. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Kimmy from Los Angeles asked:
How many days for Disney + universal?  (13 answers)

profile  Mary from Phoenix asked:
5 days in orlando not Disney  (10 answers)

profile  miss from Los Angeles asked:
What to do during one day in Orlando that's not Disney World  (10 answers)

profile  Colby from Providence asked:
Top golf courses in Orlando?  (9 answers)

profile  Andreas from Manhattan asked:
Fine dining for client meeting in Orlando  (8 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Orlando.




Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Orlando to Charleston drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Charleston to Orlando. Or get a full Charleston to Orlando flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Charleston well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Charleston!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 380 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 46 minutes
138 Charleston travel answers
3 Edisto Island travel answers
108 Savannah travel answers
6 Brunswick travel answers
1 St Augustine Beach (Florida) travel answer
20 Daytona Beach travel answers
159 Orlando travel answers





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