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Getting from Savannah to Charleston

I'm planning a trip to Savannah with friends and since we'd already be in the south, we were also thinking about extending our trip and going to Charleston. What would be the best way to get from Savannah, Georgia to Charleston, S.C.? We’re debating between flying, driving (if there are places worth seeing along the way), or, if there’s a boat, maybe taking a boat.  If anyone has any info on traveling that route, we'd appreciate it. Thanks!

Charleston (South Carolina)   Savannah (Georgia)

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rich from Athens, GA

I second the driving option. It's an easy drive and there is plenty to see. I would add Hilton Head IslandEdisto Island


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Hilton Head and Edisto Island look like they'd make for a nice, long beautiful road trip. Thank you for the suggestions, Rich!
 
 
 

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Brew from Manhattan Beach

First of all, definitely add Charleston to the itinerary.  I've done the Savannah combo twice, and it is great to see the two cities, similarities, differences, etc.  

On getting between the two, I would definitely drive.  Its only 2-3 hours, and if you want to see some stuff along the way, the  Old Sheldon Church Ruins is a very worthwhile stop, and  Beaufort is a neat old town that are easy detours off the main route.



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I love both cities, just haven't done them both in one trip before, so thank you for the advice! The church ruins and Beaufort sound like great stops!
 
 
 

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Haley from Cleveland (Tennessee)

The best way to travel is driving. It is a very easy drive and not worth the expense of flying. I am unsure if there is a boat that travels between Savannah and Charleston. The quickest route is taking 17 to 95. It takes about an hour and 45 mins. 


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Driving it is then! Thanks Haley! :)
 
 
 

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Timothy from Houston

Drive, Take Highway 17. Nice road. Scenic. 


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Brian from Greenville

Don't know much about boat rides, but I'd imagine it would take quite some time for a trip. Highway 17 is the shortest drive, but there are very few large attractions along the way that I know of.


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Looks like everyone's suggestion driving. Thank you Brian!
 
 
 
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