Savannah Travel Guide

USA  #1 in Best Places to Visit in Georgia
Credit

Courtesy of Chris Moore - Exploring Light Photography/Getty Images

Best Times to Visit Savannah

The best time to visit Savannah is from March to July when warm temperatures coax the tree leaves and azalea blooms out of hibernation. A cache of festivals also fill this high season, though because the weather is ideal, hotel rates may be on the pricey side. Late winter – January and February – is low season, and the drop in temperatures comes with a drop in hotel rates. Shoulder season (mid-September to mid-November) is a sweet spot in Savannah tourism: The summer crowds clear (along with the sweltering temps) and lodging prices take a dip before the busy holiday season hits.

Weather in Savannah

Switch to Celsius/MM
Average Temperature (°F)
59.7
38.1
62.4
41.2
70.2
48.4
77.5
54.5
84
63
88.9
69.3
91
72.3
89.8
72.1
85.3
67.8
77.5
56.8
70
48
62.2
41
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Average Precipitation (in)
3.59
3.22
3.78
3.03
4.09
5.66
6.38
7.46
4.47
2.39
2.19
2.96
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

March-July

The popular St. Patrick's Day celebrations in March kick off Savannah's peak season. Highs creep from the low 70s up to the low 90s in July, and the warm weather is accompanied by blooming flowers and trees.

Key Events:

August-December

Temperatures begin falling in the late summer, as the high tourist season winds down. If you're hoping to cash in on lower lodging prices and fewer crowds, consider visiting between mid-September and mid-November. This shoulder season offers plenty of diverse events and pleasant temps to match: Fall average temperatures vary between the 40s and 70s. Plus, the holiday season sees Savannah twinkling with lights and enjoying highs in the low 60s.

Key Events:

January-February

Savannah sees a drop in tourism and in temperatures in January and February. You'll also find lower hotel rates, so in many ways late winter is a great time to visit this Southern belle. Average temperatures range from the upper 30s to the lower 60s, so you'll still need some warm-weather gear.

Key Events: 

Popular Times to Visit Savannah

Average Tourist Volumes
Average Hotel Prices   Search Hotels
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

Find Flight and Hotel Deals

FLIGHTS
HOTELS

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Explore More of Savannah

If you make a purchase from our site, we may earn a commission. This does not affect the quality or independence of our editorial content.

Recommended

30 Top Florida Weekend Getaways

Spend sun-filled days exploring Florida's beautiful beaches, cities, parks and small towns.

Gwen PratesiDecember 9, 2019

The Best Travel Backpacks for 2020

U.S. News rated the best travel backpacks using recommendations from experts and consumers.

Lyn MettlerNovember 25, 2019

30 Top Wellness Retreats

Rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit at one of these relaxation-focused properties.

Kyle McCarthyNovember 21, 2019

30 Fun All-Inclusive Family Vacations

Book one of these all-inclusive trips that cover food, accommodations and activities galore.

Holly JohnsonNovember 14, 2019

5 Ways Cruise Lines Are Becoming More Environmentally Friendly

Industry considers impact as it looks to the future.

Gwen PratesiNovember 12, 2019

11 Unique and Quirky Cruise Destinations

Venture off the beaten path for an authentic cruising experience.

Christine SmithNovember 12, 2019

The 2020 Best Cruise Lines for Families

Gather up the gang and head out to sea with one of these six kid-friendly cruise lines.

Nicola WoodNovember 12, 2019

The Top Pyramids in Mexico to Visit

Add these ancient marvels to your Mexico vacation itinerary.

Lyn MettlerOctober 28, 2019

30 Top Babymoon Destinations, Trips and Ideas

From romantic beach getaways to big city adventures to glamping in the forest, these locales will inspire your babymoon planning.

Gwen PratesiOctober 15, 2019

15 Tips for Traveling While Pregnant

These tips will help pregnant women travel the world in comfort and style.

Holly JohnsonOctober 10, 2019