10 days in South Carolina & North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in South Carolina & North Carolina Itinerary

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10 days in South Carolina & North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cherokee
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Mumbai

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, then look for gifts at Harbour Town Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Field Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Hilton Head is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Hilton Head, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: high temperatures in Hilton Head hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve
Coastal Discovery Museum ©
Coastal Discovery Museum

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Aiken-Rhett House and Fort Moultrie. Visit Saint Michael's Church and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Folly Beach Public Beach, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and get engrossed in the history at The Charleston Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Charleston tour app .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Charleston sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Folly Beach Public Beach, Fort Moultrie
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Aiken-Rhett House ©
Aiken-Rhett House
The Charleston Museum ©
The Charleston Museum
Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, stop by Battery Park Book Exchange, examine the collection at Folk Art Center, then steep yourself in history at Biltmore Estate, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Asheville travel route planner .

You can drive from Charleston to Asheville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Charleston in May, things will get slightly colder in Asheville: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Historic Sites Wineries
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

1
night
Cherokee

Cherokee ©
The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Oconaluftee Indian Village, then get engrossed in the history at Mountain Farm Museum, and then examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Smoky Mountain Trains, then take in the exciting artwork at The Cottage Craftsman, then take in the exciting artwork at Pincu Pottery, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Cherokee online visit planner .

You can drive from Asheville to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bryson City, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Mountain Farm Museum ©
Mountain Farm Museum

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