Savannah, GA! 1 hour, 3 minutes, 41.93 miles via US-278 W to SC-170 W from Hilton Head Island. Savannah founded in 1733 has been one of America’s favorite destinations for business and pleasure. Today, Savannah attracts nearly 11 million visitors yearly, sparking 11 million cases of love at first sight. Savannah, a city of natural & historic beauty.