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Atlantic Explorer

Charleston, Savannah, St. Augustine, Orlando, Palm Beach, The Keys, Miami Beach and more

Start your Atlantic Explorer Road Trip in historic Charleston, and then cruise down the Atlantic coastline of South Carolina, Georgia and fabulous Florida.

Highlights of this popular road trip include charming Charleston along with Savannah, Orlando and chilled out Key West. To conclude this epic Atlantic coast road trip, you’ll hit Miami Beach for sun, sand, shopping and some amazing nightlife.


Atlantic Explorer 14 nights

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.

Can't wait to go back, the trip just got better and better with each day


Historic Carolina homes

Day 1

Arrive in Charleston

The team at The American Road Trip Company adore this city, in fact we think it’s one of the best places to visit in America. Plenty of people agree, Charleston has been voted the best ‘small US city’ for eight years running. British Airways have direct flights operating from London Heathrow making this a really easy destination to start your Atlantic coast road trip adventure from.

  • Key location: Charleston, SC
  • Charleston, SC
  • 12 Miles

Charming Charleston

Day 2

Enjoy the old-world charm of 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. Cobblestone streets, colourful houses and historical buildings combine to make a quite unique city.

  • Key location: Charleston, SC
  • Charleston, SC

French Quarter, Charleston

Day 3

Spend a third day discovering the beauty of historic Charleston

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 three nights & two memorable days in this beautiful city, Charleston will stay with you forever.

  • Key location: Charleston, SC
  • Charleston, SC

Tybee Island Lighthouse

Day 4

Onto the southern belle city of Savannah

Cruise down to Savannah in the morning, exploring beautiful beaches like Hilton Head and Tybee Island as you make the short drive south. Be sure to work up an appetite en route, Savannah is home to amazing BBQ restaurants and the famous Leopold's Ice Cream Parlor. Savannah is such a charming and friendly city, be sure to check out the riverfront area for bars, restaurants and riverboat cruises. Your personalised road trip pack will have plenty of suggestions.

  • Key location: Savannah, GA
  • Savannah, GA
  • 107 Miles

Colonial homes

Day 5

Take a tour around seductive Savannah

Over 2 square miles of lovingly restored colonial houses and commercial property expertly arranged around 21 of Savannah’s 1-acre squares. Savannah is a great city to walk around, discovering special places as you stroll around. 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, GA
  • Savannah, GA

Amelia Island

Day 6

Discover the beautiful Atlantic coastal beaches en route to Orlando

Highway 17 in the very south of Georgia is one of the states most scenic roads, follow it south to the Sunshine State of Florida. Take the time to experience some of the pristine beaches found along this route, these include Driftwood Beach, Amelia Island and St. Augustine, the oldest city in America. Continue onto Orlando or if you prefer we can arrange a stay instead at one of these Atlantic coast beach towns instead.

  • Key location: Amelia Island, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • 280 Miles

Orlando's Lake Eola

Day 7

Orlando's legendary theme parks

Wow Orlando - The theme park capital of the world! The parks are continually evolving and Orlando is a mecca for theme park enthusiasts. Make sure you check out the "big two" of Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, a whole world of fun.

  • Key location: Orlando, FL
  • Orlando, FL

Theme Park Coaster's

Day 8

More time to enjoy Orlando

Another day to explore the theme parks, water parks, golf courses or swimming pools of sunny Orlando. If you plan to enjoy the parks, be sure to ask us about how to maximise your experience by avoiding the lines. The parks are HUGE, Disney World is twice the size of Manhattan!

  • Key location: Orlando, FL
  • Orlando, FL

3,2,1 Lift Off !

Day 9

Cape Canaveral or swanky Palm Beach, both please!

Spend the morning cruising south to swanky Palm Beach. Space travel enthuisasts may want to detour to the Kennedy Space Center, the launch pad for many historic space missions. Over 60 years of space exploration history can be found in Cape Canaveral, including 8 rockets, an IMAX 3-D theatre and even a G-Force simulator. If space travel isn't your thing, then simply follow the direct route which will get you poolside in Palm Beach in around 2.5 hours.

  • Key location: Cape Canaveral
  • Palm Beach, FL
  • 170 Miles

Overseas Highway

Day 10

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 Florida Keys now service 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, your at the southern most point of America and as close to the Caribbean as you can get.

  • Key location: Florida Keys, FL
  • Key West, FL
  • 230 Miles

America's best diving

Day 11

A second day of relaxing in the Florida Keys sunshine

Diving enthusiasts should consider the options to get wet whilst in 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: Florida Keys, FL
  • Key West, FL

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 around Biscayne Bay on your way to Miami Beach. As an optional 90 mile detour, you can opt to explore Everglades National Park en route. Once you arrive in Miami Beach you’ll find miles of sandy beaches backed with glitzy Art Deco hotels and attractive Miami Beach residents going to and from model castings. Walk along the boardwalk and 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, FL
  • South Beach, Miami
  • 165 Miles

South Beach Tower

Day 13

Cool South Beach cafes, hip shops and great nightlife

Spend the day on South Beach or alternatively you can opt to explore one of the many characterful neighbourhoods found in Miami. Little Havana is particularly distinctive and is home to the largest Cuban community outside of Cuba itself. We also recommend checking out The Wynwood Walls art district with it's colourful murals. Another option is to visit to the 1920s built Venetian Pool in Coral Gables to enjoy a refreshing dip in this beautifully landscaped water feature.

  • Key location: Miami Beach, FL
  • South Beach, Miami

Ocean Drive

Day 14

Pool or Beach? A tough call... maybe both!?

Spend the last day of your road trip relaxing by the pool or chilling on the beach. Make sure you’ve tasted some of the great nightlife this city offers before you leave town, few places can party like Miami. So, save your energy for a big night out on the town before you leave for home the following day.

  • Key location: Miami Beach, FL
  • South Beach, Miami

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