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Atlantic Explorer

Atlanta, Charleston, Savannah, St. Augustine, Palm Beach, The Florida Keys & Miami Beach

Starts in Atlanta and cruise all the way down the coastline of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Highlights include the vibrant charming Charleston, sulty Savannah, the history of America’s oldest town in St Augustine, swanky Palm Beach, the chilled out atmosphere of Key West and Miami Beach.


Atlantic Explorer 14 days

Remember, any and all of our pre packaged road trips can be altered to meet your exact needs and wants. Do you have more or less than 14 days for your road trip? No problem, we can bolt on extra nights to allow more time to explore or shorten the number of destinations as required. Just let us know when requesting your quote.

Atlanta was awesome, and then the trip just got better and better with each day


ATL - So much to do

Day 1

Fly direct to Atlanta - welcome to The Big Peach!

Collect your car at the airport and head into awesome Atlanta. The team at The American Road Trip Company adore this city, in fact we think it’s one of the most underrated places in America. If you prefer a slower pace at the start of the trip then we can place you on the edge of the city in Atlanta’s version of Central Park. Stone Mountain lies to the east of the city, it offers green spaces surrounding a huge quartz monzonite dome.

  • Key location: Atlanta
  • Atlanta

Stone Mountain Park

Day 2

A full day to explore ATL or just relax in Stone Mountain Park

An action packed day today as you try to cram in as many of Atlanta’s amazing sights as possible. Highlights include the gigantic Georgia Aquarium, Fox Theatre, CNN Museum, World of Coca-Cola and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. If you prefer the sound of the slower start to the trip, out at Stone Mountain Park, then you can just spend the day by the pool or taking short walks around this lovely outdoor space.

  • Key location: Atlanta
  • Atlanta

Trees with Spanish Moss

Day 3

Hit the road - Charleston awaits on the coast

Cruise down to beautiful Charleston. Steeped in Colonial and Civil War history, Charleston is a perfectly preserved and friendly southern belle of a city. Visitors fall in love with its grace, charm and historic value which is usually enjoyed in the warmth of the South Carolina climate.

  • Key location: Charleston
  • Charleston
  • 298 Miles

Plantation House

Day 4

A full day to discover charming Charlston

Spend a full day discovering the history and architecture of Charleston. The city is in a mini renaissance at the moment, attracting new restaurants and culture into the mix. As always, your personalised Road Trip Pack will detail all the visitor options that are available, such as Magnolia Plantation, Charleston City Market and so much more. After spending two memorable days in this beautiful city, Charleston will stay with you for many a year.

  • Key location: Charleston
  • Charleston

Tybee Island Lighthouse

Day 5

Onto the southern bell city of Savannah

Cruise down to Savannah in the morning, exploring beautiful beaches like Tybee Island as you make the short drive south. Be sure to work up an appetite en route, Savannah is home to many great BBQ restaurants and the famous Leopold's Ice Cream Parlor.

  • Key location: Savannah
  • Savannah
  • 106 Miles

Colonial homes

Day 6

Take a walking tour around historic Savannah

Over 2 square miles of lovingly restored colonial houses and commercial property expertly arranged around 21 of Savannah’s 1-acre squares. A great city to walk around in the warm sun found here. Look out for Forrest Gump whilst you walk, he likes chatting to people on the park benches here. Which will be your favourite southern belle city? Charleston or Savannah? Let us know when you get home, it’s a very close vote at the moment!

  • Key location: Savannah
  • Savannah

St Augustine Beach

Day 7

Start the car and continue south to Florida

Highway 17 in the very south of Georgia is one of the states most scenic roads, follow it to the Sunshine State of Florida. En route you can experience some of the pristine beaches found along the way to St. Augustine, these include Driftwood Beach and Amelia Island. You’ll finish the day in St Augustine, this is America’s oldest city, dating back to 1565. The historic district is packed with cobbled streets and historic architecture.

  • Key location: Amelia Island
  • St. Augustine
  • 180 Miles

3,2,1 Lift Off !

Day 8

Cape Caveral, Daytona Speedway or spend the afternoon by the pool

Leave St Augustine and cruise south to Palm Beach. Half way along today’s drive you’ll pass the home of the Kennedy Space Center and the launch pad for many a space mission. Over 60 years of space exploration history can be seen in Cape Canaveral, including 8 rockets, an IMAX 3-D theatre and even a G-Force simulator. Alternatively, motor sport fans may prefer to check out Daytona International Speedway en route to swanky Palm Beach. If neither appeal, then just eat up the miles on the I-95 to get poolside in around 4 hours.

  • Key location: Cape Canaveral
  • Palm Beach
  • 249 Miles

The Overseas Highway

Day 9

Take The Overseas Highway to Key West

The drive from Palm Beach to Key West, at the southwest tip of the Florida Keys, takes you along a string of small islands linked by a road set on stilts called The Overseas Highway. Once a refuge for presidents and writers, the Keys now serve tourists and free roaming chickens. Once at Key West, spend the evening at Sloppy Joe’s on Duval Street and soak up the laid back atmosphere.

  • Key location: Key West
  • Florida Keys
  • 232 Miles

Key West

Day 10

A second day of relaxing in the Florida Keys sunshine

It’s time to relax now as you are at the southern most point of America and as close to the Caribbean as you can get. So just relax in the chilled out atmosphere of the Keys. Perhaps enjoy a nice lunch at one of the many bars or restaurants on offer here, Blue Heaven and Camille’s are both recommended.

  • Key location: Key West
  • Florida Keys

America's best diving

Day 11

A third day on The Keys to either relax or explore

Diving enthusiasts should consider the options to get wet whilst on The Keys, America’s best diving is found here. Whilst literary fans may want to visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Alternatively, you can just find a beach or relax by the hotel pool.

  • Key location: Key West
  • Florida Keys

World class hotels

Day 12

Hello Miami Beach!

Cruise back up the 100 mile “Overseas Highway” all the way back to mainland Florida, you’ll then circle Biscayne Bay on your way to Miami Beach. As an optional 90 mile detour, you can opt to explore the Everglades National Park en route too. Once you arrive in Miami Beach you’ll find miles of sandy beaches, backed with glitzy Art Deco hotels and sprinkled with attractive residents going to and from model castings. A great place to cruise around, walk the boardwalk or enjoy a meal while you people watch. Forget Miami Vice, this area is classy and the hotels are amongst Americas best.

  • Key location: Miami Beach
  • South Beach
  • 167 Miles

Lifeguard Hut

Day 13

Pool or Beach? Hmmm - it’s tough call, why not do both!

Now that you’ve settled into your Miami Beach hotel, why not spend the day relaxing at the hotel pool or on the famous sands that run the entire length of Miami Beach. Whilst enjoying the beach, check out the cool life guard huts that watch over tourists and locals enjoying the Atlantic ocean.

  • Key location: Miami Beach
  • South Beach

Ocean Drive

Day 14

Cool South Beach cafes, hip shops and great nightlife

Take a stroll to the News Cafe on Ocean Drive for a great breakfast, afterwards you can shop at some of the many top stores in the area before spending the afternoon on the beach or by the pool - the choice is all yours. Before you leave Miami tomorrow, make sure you’ve tasted some of the great nightlife the city offers.

  • Key location: Miami Beach
  • South Beach

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