10 days in North Carolina, Atlanta & Hilton Head Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina, Atlanta & Hilton Head Itinerary

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10 days in North Carolina, Atlanta & Hilton Head Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  4​h
1
Hendersonville
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Hendersonville

Hendersonville ©
Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site and then learn about winemaking at Burntshirt Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Biltmore Estate, then make a trip to Grovewood Village, then take in the exciting artwork at Woolworth Walk, and finally look for gifts at Battery Park Book Exchange.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hendersonville trip generator.

New York City to Hendersonville is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 46°F in Hendersonville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Asheville, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
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Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village
Biltmore ©
Biltmore

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 22nd (Sun), engage your brain at Tellus Science Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Booth Western Art Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, then contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, and then grab your bike and head to Silver Comet Trail.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hendersonville to Atlanta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hendersonville in October, expect Atlanta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cartersville, Silver Comet Trail
Highlights from your plan
Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta ©
Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta
Booth Western Art Museum
Booth Western Art Museum
Tellus Science Museum ©
Tellus Science Museum

3
nights
Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
On the 25th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Folly Field Beach Park, try for a hole-in-one at Legendary Golf, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, stroll through Mitchellville Beach Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Driessen Beach Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hilton Head sightseeing planner.

Getting from Atlanta to Hilton Head by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Atlanta in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hilton Head, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church ©
Mitchelville Freedom Park ©
Mitchelville Freedom Park
Folly Field Beach Park ©
Folly Field Beach Park

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Old Baldy Lighthouse & Smith Island Museum, examine the collection at North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, and then kick back and relax at Oak Island Beaches.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Wilmington holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hilton Head to Wilmington takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hilton Head in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Wilmington, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, Oak Island Beach, Old Baldy Lighthouse & Smith Island Museum, Holden Beach
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Bellamy Mansion ©
Bellamy Mansion
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area ©
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

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