How to Have the Best Orlando to Savannah Road Trip

Buckle your seatbelts and get ready for an exciting coastal adventure! Whether you’re planning a quick weekend getaway for a week-long trip across state lines, we have everything you need to know. You won’t want to miss these incredible stops along the way. Let’s start planning your Orlando to Savannah road trip

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Your Guide to the Best Orlando to Savannah Road Trip

The drive from Orlando to Savannah is just over 4 hours. Here are all the best stops to add to your itinerary as you make your way up the coast!

Daytona Beach

Your first stop on your journey to Savannah should be a Florida favoriteーDaytona Beach! It’s about an hour from Orlando via Highway I-4 E. There’s so much to do and see in Daytona, but Ponce Inlet is one of the best. You’ll find secluded beaches, ecotours, and a beautiful lighthouse to provide the perfect photo-op! Next, head to Beach Street in downtown Daytona for a variety of cafes, boutiques, and even a chocolate shop!

St. Augustine 

St. Augustine is famous for its charming beauty! Roam the historic district around Aviles Street to find quaint shops, secret gardens, and lots of history. Shopping your way through St. Augustine is enough to fill any afternoon! San Sebastian Winery and Anastasia State Park also make our favorites list if you have a bit more time to spend.

Amelia Island

The Fernandina Beach area on Amelia Island is a stop you should never pass on! This area is very walkable, which you won’t be complaining about! It offers a great chance to take in the stunning Victorian architecture peppered around the community. Explore the many shops and cafes or head to the beach for beautiful views and horseback riding by the sea! 

Cumberland Island

The only way to reach this exciting stop is by private boat or the ferry from St. Mary’s. Reservations are usually required. The Dungeness Ruins is the most popular attraction around. While you’re admiring the ruins of the old mansion, you might spot a wild horse! These beloved animals have roamed the island since Spanish settlers abandoned the island over 500 years ago. Today, they give the island character and attract visitors from all over. 

Detour: Head 40 minutes west of St. Mary’s to the White Oak Conservation Center. Take a tour of the facility to see the 32 species of animals in the center, including cheetahs, rhinos, giraffes, and more! Read more about their incredible mission

Stay at the Inn on West Liberty in Savannah

Inn at West Liberty common areaLet the adventure continue at the Inn on West Liberty! You can rest easy when you finally reach Savannah, knowing that you’ll have a comfortable place to relax after the long journey. Our luxurious inn is in the heart of Savannah’s stunning historic district, and you’ll have access to the very best of our area! Check our availability and book your stay with us today. 

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