How to Spend 2 Days in Savannah
With two days in Savannah, you can explore the city’s historical landmarks plus enjoy activities highlighting the food, scenery, and culture of Georgia’s oldest city. Here are a few ways to create a 48-hour itinerary that suits your interests.
Day 1: Get to know the Savannah Historic District
Morning: Get your bearings and an overview of the city’s National Historic Landmark District on a hop-on hop-off trolley tour, Segway tour, or Savannah River cruise. Stretching from River Street to Forsyth Park, the district is full of attractions important to the city’s heritage.
Afternoon: Put on your walking shoes and hit the streets. Walking tours often focus on a theme or location such as Civil War sites, the Bonaventure Cemetery, or books and movies set in Savannah. Cobbled streets and tree-lined squares provide the perfect backdrop for strolling.
Night: Time for something different: a ghost walking tour, where you’ll hear about local legends, superstitions, and haunted houses. Haunted pub crawls are also available for those who’d like to combine the paranormal with local nightlife.
Day 2: Discover more local culture
Morning: Check out the vibe and architectural gems of a neighborhood outside the historic district, such as the Victorian District or Thomas Square. Or, visit a cultural institution or historical site such as the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, Telfair Academy, or Jepson Center art museum.
Afternoon: Indulge in Southern fare and local specialties on a food tour that introduces you to a major part of Savannah culture. Wander around to restaurants and food shops to sample dishes such as shrimp and grits, pork belly donuts, fried green tomatoes, and pimento-cheese croissants.
Night: End the day on a relaxing river cruise. Watch the sunset and admire the city from the water while resting your legs, which are sure to be weary after all your walking.