Southeast Coastal Adventure

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My Southeast Coastal Adventure takes you to the beautiful sandy shores of the Carolinas and embraces southern hospitality in Savannah. It’s an opportunity to enjoy some amazing cities as well as the beaches near them. The trip starts in Wilmington, NC, a place which I absolutely love. It’s a laid back town that’s full of charm. The first time I stopped here, I remember walking along the downtown boardwalk searching for a restaurant. We stumbled across the Pilot House and I ordered shrimp and grits for the first time. It was amazing! The trip continues in Charleston, South Carolina, a city that is full of history, shops and food. There’s so many things to do in Charleston! I remember taking a carriage ride through the city (in a down pour), and learning so much from the driver. The food here, oh the food, you will not be disappointed. The final stop of the adventure is the picturesque city of Savannah, Georgia. The city is a place to explore the history of our country. There are so many educational activities within the city, that it is a perfect place to dive into the past. And oh yeah, the food here is spectacular!

This is not a plan that I am selling, but a post to inspire you to explore different vacation options. With that being said, you can take this idea and adjust it to fit your needs, maybe by cutting nights or even destinations. I list the pricing after tax (except on some transport), and the prices are for July, during the peak travel time. The trip is calculated for a family of four, but I do list what a couple should expect at the bottom. So let's get started. Below are a couple maps of the trip and total cost:


Pricing Breakdown


When looking at the transportation costs of this plan, you'll be arriving in Wilmington and departing from Savannah. I've set a higher budget for airfare, $350 per person, for a total of $1,400. As usual, if you have points accumulated, that would be a great way to reduce the cost of this trip. During this adventure, you’ll be renting a car, which is an easy and affordable way to get around. You could take a bus from city to city, which would save you on the parking fees at each destination. However, the cost would be close to the car.



The hotel options vary in order to capture the different price ranges. In Wilmington, you can chose between the beach or right in the middle of the downtown area. For Charleston, the options are all in the city which will allow you to embrace the “feel” of being in the Holy City. In Savannah, most of the options are along the riverfront, in order to enjoy views of the Savannah River.


Itinerary and Activities

Above is an idea of what a possible itinerary would look like for this trip. Everything listed above is included in the price and covers all the activities that I have planned for the trip for four family members. So, again, if you see activities that don’t interest you, you could save money by skipping.

Food Budget

I have built-in about $125 per day which I think would be enough to get breakfast, lunch and dinner.


For couples, I've adjusted the amount spent on the flight, the activities, the food and the room rate. If you were to go, the prices would be similar to the chart below.

Thanks for stopping by and reading through my latest travel plan! If there's a region, or a trip, that you would want me to feature, just let me know!



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